Wildfire Recovery at The Niobrara Valley Preserve – Asking The Big Questions

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Very few pine cones can be found away from the very top of the ridge.  A few isolated exceptions like this might produce a few trees, but future prescribed fires may not allow many of those to mature.

Very few pine cones can be found away from the very top of the ridge. A few isolated exceptions like this might produce a few trees, but future prescribed fires may not allow many of those to mature.

The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve about four months after the 2012 wildfire. Pine cone on the ground.

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