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Recovering from wildfires in Saskatchewan

The initial fires may be out, but one farmer says it will take years for the land to recover from the wildfires that ripped through southwestern Saskatchewan last month.

The fires were fanned by winds measuring up to 130 kilometres per hour, and damaged about 34,000 hectares of land.

Ulrike Hardenbicker, an associate professor in the department of geography at the University of Regina, specializes in soil erosion. She said losing the stubble on one's field could certainly lead to erosion of the soil by water and wind, impacting the soil's quality. For the full story, click here.