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Attack of the Non-Native Species

Most of the photos in this gallery were taken by automatic photos set to monitor wildlife in the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Courtesy Irvine Ranch Conservancy hide caption

Attack of the Non-Native Species
toggle caption Courtesy Irvine Ranch Conservancy

In 2007, wildfires destroyed more than 370,000 acres of California, burning up native plants and shrubs. Many of the species that are growing back are more flammable than the originals, increasing the likelikehood of yet another massive blaze.

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