Effects of Fire Suppression on Chaparral in Southern California. Kathleen Patarak. Look Familiar?. Chaparral Biome. A biome is a large, distinctive complex of plant communities created and maintained by climate Chaparral is a major biome on Earth. Chaparral. Shrub dominated community
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Effects of Fire Suppression on Chaparral in Southern California
Green depicts chaparral
Satalite imagery taken from Lan Sat shows fires in
San Diego Co., San Bernadino Co., and Ventura Co,
as well as fires near Rosarita and Encinada B.C.
Santa Ana driven dust storm after the Firestorm of 2003
Suppression leads to buildup of fuel load resulting in large wilidfires in California chaparral