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Wash continues to thrive nearly a decade after controlled burns

Controlled burns at the Las Vegas Wash

While wildfires can raise concern, they have historically played an important role in wetland renewal. Over time, plant species like cattail and reed have evolved and can regenerate almost immediately. The Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee has used fire in the past as a tool in its management of invasive species.

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