More Rim Fire Pictures

All too often, once a firestorm goes cold, a fickle public thinks the disaster is over with, as the skies clear of smoke. In the situation of the Rim Fire, the public hasn’t had much chance to see the real damages within the fire’s perimeter. All back roads have been closed since the fire was …

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Logging to Conserve a Conservation Easement

Logic and an open mind shows a conservationist with a strict conservation easement and the land trust Montana Land Reliance the need for modifying their agreement to save a forest through sound forest management. This is an example of tailoring sound forest management to accommodate strong conservationist viewpoints while recognizing the shortsightedness of their original …

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NCFP Science Friday: Leaf, Rust, and Yeast

First a tree story,here. Canada’s new banknotes show wrong maple leaf IS THERE a botanist in the house? Canada’s new $20, $50 and $100 bills appear to have the wrong maple leaf on them. Instead of a sugar maple leaf, one of the nation’s best known symbols, the bills feature the Norway maple, a native …

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Wolves in Europe from New Scientist: Science Thursday

This must be Science Thursday as I found a number of articles of interest to me, anyway. And perhaps to readers of this blog. First is an article on wolves, with an excellent photo you can find here. GOODNESS, what big teeth you have, and what close ties to humans you have! And what negative …

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Senses of Plants In New Scientist

There are a couple of interesting small articles on the senses of plants and what we know.. Here’s the link. Many interesting things have been discovered since I took plant physiology, lo , these many years ago.. Here’s a link to some pages from Chamovitz’s book, “What a Plant Knows”. HAVE you ever wondered what …

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Aggressive goats close trail in Olympic National Forest

I think this is interesting because we frequently see mountain goats in Colorado but they don’t seem to have become aggressive. Here’s the link. HOODSPORT, Wash. – Olympic National Forest has closed a trail near Hoodsport for two weeks because of aggressive mountain goats. Forest officials say there were several encounters this week with aggressive …

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