Yellowstone Is Green 23 Years After Fire
BLACKENED FOREST AFTER 1988 WILDFIRE
To GUARDIAN editor Dave Frazier it seemed like only yesterday when he experienced two fire storms in the same day covering the Yellowstone Fires of 1988 for NEWSWEEK.
We took a little drive through the park last week and noted the growth of lodge pole pines and a new appreciation for the “natural reseeding” aspects of forest fires.
HISTORIC FIRE OF 1988
Now a part of history and a dim memory for most of the nation, the fires have left a path of green in what was a blackened forest 23 years ago. Recalling the storm at Old Faithful while parked in the middle of a bare parking lot away from any trees, Frazier said it was an adrenaline rush of equal parts of fear and excitement.
OLD FAITHFUL LODGE DURING FIRE STORM