These areas show similar slopes, yet one has recently
experienced a forest fire. The fire removed trees, shrubs,
and grass from the soil surface, leaving it littered
with the remains of burned materials.
6. How might forest fires affect an area's
potential for experiencing mudflows?
7. Hypothesize about how mudflows could
change the topography of an area after a fire.
8. What human activities strip soil of
its protective vegetation and increase its vulnerability