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Wood bison population benefits from northern B.C. forest fires

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Forest fires are helping wood bison gain new ground in northern B.C.

Multiple forest fires have been raging in the Fort Nelson area, but that doesn't have locals worried. In fact, many get excited whenever a new fire breaks out. That's because it's hoped the fires will help in the reintroduction of the wood bison, who were eliminated from the area in the early 1900s. Sonja Leverkus is a PhD candidate at Oklahoma State University, and professional biologist who's working with the Fort Nelson First Nation, and she told us more.

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