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Game and Fish: Assessing impacts from the Mullen Fire

Laramie Region wildlife and fisheries biologists took part in a fixed-wing aircraft flight over...
Laramie Region wildlife and fisheries biologists took part in a fixed-wing aircraft flight over the burn area of the Mullen Wildfire to assess the impacts to wildlife habitat.(Wyoming Game & Fish Department)
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Wyoming Game and Fish says Laramie Region wildlife and fisheries biologists took part in a fixed-wing aircraft flight over the burn area of the Mullen Wildfire to assess the impacts to wildlife habitat.

The flight, sponsored by Trout Unlimited, concentrated on the North Platte and Douglas Creek watersheds.

Biologists noted a natural mosaic -- or mixture -- of burned and unburned areas within the perimeter of the 176,000-acre wildfire, and a variation in burn intensity across the landscape. While the areas that burned hotter will take longer to recover, biologists are optimistic the fire produced long-term benefits for mule deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep.

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