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By MICHAEL WRIGHT
Bozeman Daily Chronicle 

Revisiting the burn scars of 1988 and 2016 in Yellowstone

 

August 5, 2018



BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — On a plateau north of the Madison River, there are dense stands of dead lodgepole pine trees. Most are short. Interspersed among the thick toothpick stands are blank spots, having been nuked by a fire two years ago. Red stripes on the ground show where big logs burned hot enough to change the soil color, and sharp nubs poke a few inches through the ground.

John Cataldo, the park's fire management officer, stood before a group of about a dozen reporters in one of the blank spots last week, an expanse of dead lodgepole behind him serving as an illustration of Yellowsto...



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