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California Fire Hampers Ecosystem Study
Forest fires burning in Northern California have hampered the efforts of Oregon environmental scientists studying a northern California ecosystem. The Medford Mail Tribune reports scientists with the Klamath Network were forced to leave Lassen Volcanic National Park when fire burned a 43-square-mile area of the park.
The Klamath Network had planned to measure trees and take an inventory of the park's vegetation. They hope to use this information to gauge the overall health of the park and help in future fire suppression.
The Reading fire, which started on July 23, shut down its work.