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Ponderosa Pine Regeneration

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Ponderosa pines (Pinus ponderosa) are considered one of the most fire resistant conifers in the west because of their seedlings’ propensity to benefit from mineral soil seedbeds and open habitats created by wildfires. This fire resistance increases as the tree … Continue reading

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Fungi Return

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Several species of fungi (mushrooms) are adapted to grow in burned-out areas. Some mushrooms fruit only in burnt ground and others have a definite affinity for such habitats. Several species that prefer these scorched landscapes are even known by the … Continue reading

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Clouded Sulfur

Several butterflies were flying about the Cove Fire site (Modoc National Forest Road 40N11 near Adin CA) when Leonard and I visited it on 09-24-2017, about seven weeks after the fire was controlled. (see “Resilience” on 08-28-17) I was surprised … Continue reading

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Reaction to Stress

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Seven weeks (09-24-17) after the Cove Fire destroyed over 30,800 acres in Modoc County CA, Leonard and I were surprised to find fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) and spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) blooming amid the ashes. At three weeks post fire (08-24-17 … Continue reading

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Recovering

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The Cove Fire burned nearly 31,000 acres not far from our house. This lightning-caused wildfire was finally contained on 8-16-17. Leonard and I are returning to an area on Modoc National Forest Road 40N11 each month to document the forest’s … Continue reading

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Resilience

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A lightning strike on 07-24-17 ignited a wildfire that eventually consumed 30,887 acres, a majority of which was in the Modoc National Forest northwest of Adin CA (Modoc County). Named the Cove Fire, this conflagration was finally contained on 08-16-17. … Continue reading

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