Tag: fire regime

April 4, 2019

JWM: Cattle Grazing worse than wildfires for small mountain meadow mammals

Heavy livestock grazing causes more damage to small mammal populations living in montane meadows in the Southwest than wildfires, researchers found. Ecosystems across the region are experiencing an uptick in...

September 22, 2015

Q&A: The Effect of Wildfires on California Wildlife

Wildfires are still raging across California and while they are mostly contained, they have consumed more than 150,000 acres combined. But what happens to wildlife in fires like the Valley...

July 13, 2015

Salamanders Change Habitat Use With Prescribed Fires

Some salamanders may change the way they use habitat as trees are burned, thinned out or restored to historical oak savanna conditions, according to a new study. “There’s really not...