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Micah Kiesow, soil scientist for the Kaibab National Forest and part of the Burned Area Emergency Response team, leads the BAER team through low, moderate and high severity burn areas on the North Rim's Cat and Stina fires. (Photo/KNF)

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Part I of Fostering a fire-adapted forest: What happens after a fire?

As wildfires tear through acres and acres of forest, onlookers are often horrified when they see the charred remains of a once-lush landscape.