See What Scientists Learn From a Big Fire

Making Science Out of Fire at Stebbins Cold Canyon Natural Reserve

The Wragg Fire tore through the UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve in 2015, leaving the area charred. But scientists have approached the aftermath of the fire as an opportunity to study how the reserve's ecosystem responds to fire. What they learn could help western states better understand and prepare for hotter, drier, and longer wildfire seasons.