Scientists have revealed a new study that has the subject of the Yellowstone National Park. This century is the time limit for the National Park if something isn’t done to prevent the decline of the volcano’s forests.
The first threat when it comes to the Park is not only the Yellowstone volcano, but at the same time, it’s about the whole complex. The forest that is part of the Park is in danger after fires, drought, and high temperatures. Because these kinds of events are happening a lot, scientists have done a study about the future of the Yellowstone National Park.
The research was finalized in 2019 and published in the Ecological Monographs journal. The history of the Yellowstone National Park is full of fires at every 100 to 300 years because of the volcano from the area.
Of course, during these cycles of fires, the habitats adapted even after much of the area were in flames. Unfortunately, the fires are affecting everything, and they cost a lot of money when it comes to firefighting.
Yellowstone National Park Is in Danger Scientists Says
What the scientists are trying to say is that because of the warming climate, the forest will be in danger again. After the last fire from June 1988, the woods are not prepared and equipped to manage another one.
Besides this, Monica Turner, who works as a professor of integrative biology, and she is the co-author of the study, says that it will not take many years until the forests will turn into grass.
Sixty years ago, the Yellowstone National Park, had two-degrees Fahrenheit in minus besides now. A warmer climate means that the pine trees can’t repopulate after a disaster like these fires.
Also, the scientists tried to use a tree that can adapt to a warm temperature, but even this one failed to adjust to the actual soils of Yellowstone. The scientists are warning that if we don’t do something to save the Park, things will change over time, soon enough.