NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Wildfire & Wildlife

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Wildfire plays an important role in North Carolina’s ecology. Fires remove plant litter and return nutrients to the soil stimulating new plant growth, expose food sources, and remove layers of forest litter so seeds can grow, increase light to the forest floor, maintain open grassy areas, and help create and maintain a diversity of forest structure and composition. Fire is an important part of nature’s cycle and one of nature’s ways of recycling. The relationship between fire and the environment in North Carolina is detailed.