Category Archives: Habitat Clearance

Where is the Outrage? Thousands of Families are Devastated by Fire, Authorities Ignore Their Cries

The drum beat about dead trees in forests many miles away from communities most at risk from wildfire in California has become so loud that it has drowned out the screams of the families who have lost so much. Why? … Continue reading

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Save Lives or Treat “Fuel?”

Such devastating losses due to the 2017 wildfires are beyond tragic. Forty-six people have died. More than 9,500 structures have burned. The community of Santa Rosa has been devastated. Rescuers in Montecito are trying to find families buried in the … Continue reading

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Something is odd about Cal Fire’s state Tree Mortality maps

We examined a place near Santa Ysabel, off Highway 78 in San Diego County that we know well. What we found was disturbing. 1. Much of the area designated as having 40 – 15 dead trees per acre is either … Continue reading

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