Tag Archives: ecosystems

California fires, landscapes, and traditional ecological knowledge

Fire season in southern California used to begin late in summer, maybe right before autumn. Last year our first fires came before June. Every year over the last decade they’ve been arriving earlier. Last week, mid-May, San Diego was on … Continue reading

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storm watch

It’s raining here. That’s good news, at least for the time being. California is experiencing a serious drought. Our reservoirs are appallingly low. Our population is high. We are certainly overpopulated for the amount of water we have available, even … Continue reading

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The Tracks

When I was a kid growing up in a medium-sized industrial city perched between the shores of Lake Erie and northwestern Ohio’s corn country, I spent time following railroad tracks and later painting pictures of what I saw there. As … 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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