Southern Appalachians had a history of fire until 250 years ago

Score another point for prescribed burning. A new U.S. Forest Service study examining 4,000 years of fire history of the voluptuous terrain in western North Carolina concludes that regular burning was inherent to its ecosystem. Further, the study showed, fire suppression by immigrant culture has altered the vegetation dramatically in the past couple hundred years. Read more here.

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