Dixie Fire burn scars

While fire is an essential part of the Sierra Nevada landscape, because of a combination of different factors, today’s wildfires burn hot and heavy, scorching everything, rather than the mild to moderate intensity/severity fires of the past that contributed to forest health by clearing underbrush, thinning trees (without killing the large ones), etc. The DixieContinue reading “Dixie Fire burn scars”

Dixie Fire – After (Lake Davis)

I’m writing this instead of attending a burn plan writing workshop thru the Plumas TREX/Underburn Coop…because the road was blocked and I didn’t bring the chainsaw with me. In retrospect, this was, of course, a rookie move on my part – I knew Dixie had raged thru this area last year, pretty hot and heavyContinue reading “Dixie Fire – After (Lake Davis)”