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AZ Grassland Faces Threats from Mesquite Trees, Woody Plants

These plants were not present in the landscape traditionally, continue to spread.

Once a flourishing part of the Coronado Forest, charred tress stand near Portal Arizona. A reminder of the Horseshoe 2 which fire ripped thorough thousands of acres of forest in the summer of 2011.

Horseshoe 2 Fire, Two Years Later

Chiricahuas blaze scorched 200,000 acres; recovery slow

Steve Yool, a professor in the UA School of Geography and Development uses remote sensing to study fires. Remote sensing can be used to study things like active fires, fire scars, and fuel load.

Researchers Use Satellites to Map Fire

Tracking hazards from above with 'remote sensing'

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