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CLIP 14083

Forest fires – how Yellowstone survives the fires

Forest fires – how Yellowstone survives the fires
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Key Info
  • Forest fires – how Yellowstone survives the fires
  • Duration: 02:51
  • Yellowstone National Park in the USA is frequently hit by wildfires. They are usually started by lightning often after a long, hot summer. We see sap-laden Lodgepole Pine trees burning ferociously. In 1988 one-third of Yellowstone was destroyed. The impact on the wildlife of the area was immense, but Yellowstone survives. Ash fertilises the soil, sunlight encourages regeneration and the cycle of life continues.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Ecosystems

  • Keywords: Fire, wildfire, Yellowstone, survival, vegetation, ecosystem, weather, America, wildlife, 1988, hot summer, USA
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be useful when teachng about how fire controls, and in fact encourages, diversity in a forest environment and the impact of fire on wildlife.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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