After the Pagami Creek fire burned through this area of the Superior National Forest near Isabella Lake, the forest floor was completely black. A year later, the fertile soil left behind by the fire has yielded a wide variety of plants and transformed the forest floor from black to green. (Derek Montgomery for MPR)
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It's been a year since a massive forest fire ripped through Pagami Creek, destroying 145 square miles of forest, mostly in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. As the forest comes back to life, what have we learned from this fire, and how is it informing how experts will fight future fires?
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