Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Relationship of Forest Fires and Ecosystem Health: Environmental Law Professor Fred Cheever Explains Importance of Fire to Forest Health

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Professor Fred Cheever was interviewed recently on a topic that is fundamental -- although often controversial -- to the health of forest ecosystems: fires in forested areas.

Professor Cheever, who also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, noted that forest fire suppression efforts over nearly 100 years have resulted in a great deal of "fuel" in the form of dead trees. When burned, however, these trees create a multitude of nutrients for forest ecosystems.

Please click here to see the interview with Professor Cheever, one of the country's leading experts on environmental law, on Denver's TV 9 News.

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