416 Fire turned out to be a healthy burn for the forest, new studies find

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416 Fire turned out to be a healthy burn for the forest, new studies find

Satellite imagery, ground surveys show robust regrowth of vegetation
Sarah Brophy, a Fort Lewis College student, has been studying soil conditions in the 416 Fire burn scar for her senior project. Studies increasingly show the area is regenerating fast. The 416 Fire burned about 54,000 acres north of Durango in 2018.

416 Fire turned out to be a healthy burn for the forest, new studies find

Sarah Brophy, a Fort Lewis College student, has been studying soil conditions in the 416 Fire burn scar for her senior project. Studies increasingly show the area is regenerating fast. The 416 Fire burned about 54,000 acres north of Durango in 2018.
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