Impacts of Fire Disturbance on Anthropogenically- Induced Vegetation Mosaics

This is a guest post from Derek Weidensee If Derek Weidensee were writing for academic journals, he would probably title these photos the above. But he calls them “clearcuts don’t burn.” Look at photo-39. It’s my attempt at objective reporting. It’s a clearcut that burned. You can see the burned part to the left of …

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Say It Ain’t So, Cathie; No Biofuels in Elk Country?

I guess the “Empty Quarter” (see Colors of Elk Country post) will be empty of biofuel research. Cathie Wotecki is the Undersecretary for the Research Education and Economics area at USDA. Here’s the link to the story. The USDA says five regional biofuels research centers would be created. The centers, a collaboration between the Agricultural …

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