elk and bear. in spring, bears love to forage in recent burns digging roots, etc. elk also forage consistently in the burns. as a hydrologist, i love burns. every tree is a straw sucking water out of the system and putting it into the atmosphere. burns are good. natural. productive in many ways. attracts lots of wildlife ranging from rodents and birds to elk, deer and moose. burns in quercus gambellii, oak brush which resprouts from root brings in lots of deer in the following years.