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Aspen stands can often be regenerated by disturbance events such as wildfire. This panorama shows a regenerating aspen stand one year after being burned during the Blue Fire in the South Warner Mountains. Conifers dominated this aspen stand prior to the wildfire, and aspen density was very low. These aspens are responding to the opened canopy, increased soil nutrients, and warmer soil temperatures that are a result of the wildfire.

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Panorama taken October, 2002

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Sidney Smith, forest ecologist and Marty Yamagiwa, fishery biologist, stand amidst new aspen shoots in the Blue Fire area.