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Title: Tree-Killing Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico
USGS scientist Craig D. Allen observes the results of the extensive, tree-killing fire that consumed almost all above-ground biomass in this part of the Las Conchas Fire burn area in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Photo taken in late August 2011, two months post-fire. Forest drought stress is highly correlated with mortality from poor growth, bark beetle outbreaks, and high-severity fire.
Location: Jemez Mountains, NM, USA
Date Taken: 08/2011
Photographer: Craig D Allen , USGS
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