Earth Day 2017: Blogs from the Wildlife Conservation Society

Within a few decades of fire, shrub-rich growth dotted with small conifers provides a wonderful mix of food and shelter for moose and snowshoe hares. Photo by Jeff Burrell/WCS.
Walking through the burn, I was struck by a different sign of change. Brilliant dabs of green poked out of the ground everywhere. Photo by Don Reid/WCS Canada.
The vibrant pines and willows I’d seen here before had been scorched away by fire. I knew to expect it but was astonished by the sight. Photo by Don Reid/WCS Canada.
In southern Yukon, my colleague Maria Leung and I are tracking the fate of scrub aspen growing close to lakes and ponds frequented by beavers. Photo by Don Reid/WCS Canada.

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