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Butterfly And Bristlecone Threatened by Fire

Mount Charleston is a "sky island," an isolated hub of biological diversity right in the middle of the Mojave Desert. But experts are worried about the impact of the devastating Carpenter 1 fire on some of the more unique species that live on the mountain. Can the rare Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly survive the flames? And what will happen to bristlecone pines that date back 3,000 years?

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Jenny Ramirez, Wildlife Biologist and Lead Resource Advisor, U.S. Forest Service

Bruce Boyd, butterfly expert

David Charlet, Biology Professor, College of Southern Nevada

 

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