Restoring wildfire improves forest drought resistance: Research Brief

This research brief looks at changes in land cover, water, and forest health within the Illilouette Creek Basin in Yosemite National Park. This basin has a unique fire management history, with most areas burned in the last 40 years. Results suggest that fire has had a positive influence on a number of the Basin's ecosystem functions. 

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Boisramé, Gabrielle, Sally Thompson, Brandon Collins, and Scott Stephens. 2017. Managed Wildfire Effects of Forest Resilience and Water in the Sierra Nevada. Ecosystems 20: 717–732