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Photo Review of Fire Seasons in the Southern Mojave Desert 2005-2012

California has too many wildfires during the year to hope to record “the big picture.” So much of our landscape is fire-adapted, the chaparral in particular. And here in California we do love to build homes in the chaparral. Not … Continue reading

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Fire Season Spring 2013

Fire season started here quite early, again, just as the climatologists working on the global picture have predicted. For years. Below is a view of the Powerhouse Fire from here. It’s not that close, in San Francisquito Canyon, west of … Continue reading

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Climate change at Rainshadow Farm

In a semi-arid region like the southwestern Mojave, the presence of water and climate variations influence where biotic communities flourish. Human impact on plant communities may create barriers to natural plant community development and migration. Related plant and animal extinctions … Continue reading

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Hill Fire, 2010

One of the hazards of drylands growing is fire. This fire was a bit more than 5 miles from us. It was in a fire-adapted zone of our region with chaparral plant communities and many canyons making it harder to … Continue reading

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