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On July 31st, 2014 a fire started on the Lower Salmon River Basin and continued to burn upstream. This fire gave local scientists and water quality managers an opportunity to study how fires in the ecosystem can impact our fisheries. (Robinson, 2013) In a theoretically “perfect” world there should never be a “bad” fire. For example, back before the Europeans and foreigners arrived, long before forest service was around, the native people used fire so frequently that when lightning would touch down that all the lightning would do nothing but burn all the unwanted brush or tress that wasn’t useful and using a lot of groundwater that can also be generated more toward the old growth. It wasn’t until the forest service...