A history of fire in the Sierra

posted Nov 17, 2016, 8:39 AM by Paul Wagner
With winter drawing nigh (and Tioga Pass closed again yesterday due to snow...who knows if it will open again before spring) it's the perfect time to learn a little more about the Sierra Nevada and its history.

And this article, in Science Daily, is an interesting read.  Fire has played a role the Sierra ecosystem forever, but this paper argues that since 1600 the hand of man has been the key factor in fire size, frequency and intensity. 


And next time you're in the mountains, think twice before you set something on fire---even in an existing fire ring. 

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