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Thursday, August 14, 2014

After the wildfires: Seeing scars and rebirth in Idaho

Burned and new growth along Idaho’s Highway 21, known as the “highway to heaven,” in the Boise National Forest. Travelers to this rugged and beautiful part of the American West encounter plenty of signs of what locals have long known — that wildfires are part of the forests’
life cycle, although sometimes devastating to local communities.