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This is a collaborative project with the USDA Forest Service.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Fire Science project logo forest fire Scientists gathering soil samples in forest burn areas

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[from the Forest Service web site:] Little is known of how wildland or prescribed fire affects mercury cycling processes, and thus there is a significant data gap in land management decisions regarding use of prescribed fires in fuels management and in response to wildfires. In this study we address that data gap by assessing mercury cycling processes in both pre- and post-burned watersheds in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area located in the Superior National Forest in northeast Minnesota.

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