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Scientists Witness Revival In Cascades 10 Years After B&B Fires

OPB | Aug. 23, 2013 10:51 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 12:13 p.m.

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As fires burn across the west, life is coming back at a site in the Cascade Mountains, where the B&B Complex ravaged the forest a decade ago.

KTVZ reports fish in the watersheds of the Cascades are proving resilient.

Plant life and trees are also mending, though some reforestation has been necessary.

Biologists say it may be decades before the ecosystem recovers to where it was before the fire.  

The B&B Complex scorched 90,000 acres over 34 days in 2003 when the Booth and Bear Butte fires merged in Central Oregon. 

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