Journal archives for September 2017

September 04, 2017

Goodbye, Yosemite. Hello, What?

Before Spanish missionaries arrived in the 18th century, there were an estimated 300,000 people in California. Violence and disease helped cut that number in half by the mid-1840s, when the United States military invaded. Then, in 1848, a gold nugget was found in a stream near Sacramento, setting off one of the largest mass migrations in American history.

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September 24, 2017

Empire Fire in Yosemite shows that not all wildfires are bad. It is ‘a good fire’.

The Empire Fire is an example of a “good fire,” Martin says. Its largely low-intensity flames have cleaned up downed logs from past fires and dense underbrush, improving water storage and helping the roots of larger trees reach water more easily.

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