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  1. Forest Fire Management Benefits A severe dilemma for the modern Forester

  2. Benefits of Wildfire • Wildlife benefits • Some animals feed on plants that only grow after fire • Downed trees and standing snags become excellent wildlife habitat • Open land can be better suited to certain species

  3. Benefits of Wildfire • Forestry Benefits • Competition is decreased • Unwanted species are eliminated • Succession is allowed to take place • Seeds are given room to germinate because duff is removed from the ground • Nutrients are returned to the soil

  4. Landscape following a Forest Fire in Alaska

  5. Benefits of Fire Prevention • Economic benefits • Money and time are saved in suppression costs • Private commodities are saved from destruction in an uncontained burn

  6. Benefits of Fire Prevention • Wildlife benefits • Habitat such as snags is not lost • Less mortality of wildlife species

  7. Benefits of Fire Prevention • Forestry benefits • Certain tree species that are intolerant of fire can be saved • An overall healthier ecosystem can be maintained

  8. Benefits of Fire Suppression • Wildlife benefits • Dead trees left standing are excellent habitat • Regrowthafter the fire provides food source

  9. Benefits of Fire Suppression • Forestry Benefits • Salvage cuts may be made to obtain value from slightly burnt trees • Trees are saved for regeneration

  10. Benefits of Fire Suppression • Economic benefits • Homes and other personal belongings can be saved from destruction • The public is more willing to support forestry when they are protected from disaster

  11. Forest Fire Management Benefits A severe dilemma for the modern Forester