Yellowstone National Park Report
One objective of establishing Yellowstone National Park was to minimize human influence on the biotic communities. However, from the time of establishment (1872) through 1972, the policy was to suppress forest fires. Since natural fires play an important role in many environments, their importance to the Yellowstone ecosystem is being assessed. Little knowledge exists on avian succession immediately following a forest fire and several years postfire.
Jonas, Robert J. and Pfister, Allan R.
"Postfire Avian Ecology in Yellowstone National Park,"
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report: Vol. 2
, Article 21.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/vol2/iss1/21