Category Archives: Misconceptions

Alpine View Point – Field research: impact of frequent fire on chaparral

Being inspired to discover the truth can come from many directions. Our current field research study has been stimulated by a recent claim that frequent fire had not harmed a particular patch of chaparral we are very familiar with – … Continue reading

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Denying the Threat of High Fire Frequency in the Chaparral

The beauty and magic of the chaparral ecosystem is dependent on long fire return intervals. If fires occur more frequently than once every 30 years, the chaparral’s rich biodiversity is lost. It saddens us to learn there remains resistance to … Continue reading

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A Plea to Governor Brown. Please think differently so you can help protect us from fire, mudslides, landslides, flood, and drought.

After wandering through the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, one is struck by the huge boulders scattered about. Where did they come from? It shouldn’t be a mystery. The Garden is within a creek bed, right below a steep mountain range. … Continue reading

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