Skip to comments.Harsh Yosemite fire aftermath: 40 percent of land 'nuked'
Posted on 09/19/2013 7:30:28 AM PDT by shadeaud
Within the footprint of California's Rim Fire is an area of 60 square miles where everything is dead, the worst such burn damage in centuries.
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I remember the Yellowstone fires that burned so hot the ground was sterilized. It appears to have happened here as well.
They just had to go there, didn't they?
Gosh too bad no one cut fire-breaks through the ‘pristine’ forests...
Not so pristine anymore, are they.
And no jobs created building things from the wood, and a ton of smoke added to the atmoshpere as it turned to nothing but ashes instead of houses for the homeless(but hey! it’s natural!)
Regardless of the devastation, it was not NUKED...were that so, it would be uninhabitable. Go see what happened to the environment since Mt. St Helens got ‘nuked’.
THis is NOT true. Many seeds require a fire to germinate. The region will come back very soon.
God has a green thumb ... just wait, watch and see.
It is a natural process, nature renewing herself.
1. The greens prevent selective logging of the forests
2. Forests become overgrown jungles
3. Forest fire starts and raging, supra-natural inferno ensues
4. Millions of dollars of timber up in smoke
5. Animal holocaust
6. Greens prevent loggers from using partially burnt, but otherwise dead, logs
7. Go back to Step 1 above.
Having worked alongside forest management agencies and private companies in the forests neighboring this one, I can predict with absolute certainty there is a stack of paperwork a mile high relating to attempts to have undergrowth as well as dead and dying trees removed from that area, and next to that stack will be a stack of restraining orders court actions, and court orders back and forth (advanced by environmental groups in places such as Rhode Island and Connecticut), the net result of which was nothing being done and the tinderbox left to explode. Thank the busybodies and their favorite judges.
Next they’ll spend millions of my wasted tax dollars to produce a report finding that the forest has unexpectedly rebounded in spite of what a carbon belching gas bag I am.
You could smell that fire in Mn. Not kidding.
“THis is NOT true. Many seeds require a fire to germinate. The region will come back very soon.”
It is this way every time. In a few years there will be all these articles expressing surprise at the rebound....unless of course scientists try to step in to fix it.
Remember Mount St. Helen it recovered nicely.
Normally that is true, but these mega-fires fed by excess undergrowth burn much longer and hotter than typical nature-caused fires DESTROYING the seeds and pine cones.
Bullcrap. It’s 32 degrees here in Eastern Washington State
Yes.....I was about to post that same thought.
There is nothing so void of wildlife as overly matured forest. The ground is an unuseful empty plate for animals.
As Mel Ellis the late true environmentalist used to do, Set it to flame and watch the deer, grouse, foxes, and an endless list of wildlife flourish on the regeneration.
No rabbits equals no wildlife. Without brushy ground cover growth there is nothing for the food chain to start off with.
Fire is nature's kitchen output for the next 75 years after. Without it the kitchen is closed for Bambi, thumper, wolves, bison, wolverines, foxes, and so on. Without fire all you have are tree rats and predator birds who can cover twenty square miles for a meal. Not much else can.
Google Mount St. Helens..there are amazing pictures showing what happened in the days, weeks, months, and years since the eruption..
Forget Mt. St. Helens.
Look at how quickly Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which WERE actually nuked, recovered.
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