Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Animal-Fire Relationships

Animals influence fire in complex ways.

Just to pick one example not at random, elephants make 'roads' that can function as firebreaks.  Turtle Island has no native elephant species left.  I expect the mammoths and mastodons served a similar purpose.  Possibly some other giant fauna helped in this regard, like the giant ground sloths.
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