Restoring Native Grass Species Can Help Reduce High-Intensity Fire Risk

Eel River Restoration Project By Kirsten Hill and Pat Higgins Recent California fires have been devastating, and experts tell us that such catastrophic events are likely to recur. Three causal mechanisms are: years of wildland fire suppression, impacts of climate change, and the continual spread of invasive grasses that exacerbate the intensity of fires—a factor…

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Human Nature: Comedy of the Wild

Human Nature Human Nature has been producing theater—mostly comedy and musical comedy—about crucial environmental and social issues since 1979. Their shows tend to be bawdy, tragi-comic, and absolutely serious all at once. They have moved, delighted, and pissed off audiences from South Africa to Istanbul to New York City to Briceland, CA. The company’s initial…

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Climate-Smart Conservation in the Klamath Mountains

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center By Alexi Lovechio Here in northern California we are surrounded by one of the largest carbon reserves in the Northern Hemisphere. Forests capture and store carbon, which helps offset pollution that causes climate change. Old-growth forests—containing trees that are often centuries old in a rich bed of living soil—are extremely efficient at…

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