Photo of a badly burned forest on a steep slope: Most of this watershed was burned badly; its steep slopes are vulnerable to increased erosion.

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7. Fire Management - continued

The amount of erosion following a fire depends on:

  • The amount of ground cover remaining on the soil
  • The steepness of the slope
  • The time, amount, and intensity of rainfall
  • The intensity of fire
  • The erodibility of the soil
  • How rapidly a site revegetates

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