The article touches on the problem with unnaturally large elk herds but does not go into the details. To many elk eat the aspen groves to the point that new shoots don't grow into trees, as well as other vegetation. One of the issues here is that a lot of talk is about individual species when it is an ecosystem issue. Even if Realist above calls it "Biology Fluff" it is science and the world that we live in.
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