Study the Scientist: A Social Scientist
Social scientist Bret Meldrum started Resource Management and Science Division's newest branch, Visitor Use and Social Sciences, in 2007. Before working at Yosemite National Park, Meldrum worked with NPS data as a research assistant in his graduate work. (3 minutes 1 second)
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Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.