Rim Fire Progress Report (great site w/ maps)

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Rim Fire Progress Report (great site w/ maps)

Post by Fieldnotes » September 2nd, 2013, 3:23 pm

I'm sure it has burned, perhaps even imporved some people's herp spots, cause its about to reach one of my favorite Yosemite sites near Hwy 120/.

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Post by Calfirecap » September 2nd, 2013, 8:18 pm

I just got back from the Rim Fire and some areas are Moon scaped and won't be any good for herping for some years to come, however most of what I saw was what's called a 'Dirty burn' and should help the habitat. Dirty burns are characterized by low intensity flames and incomplete burning with scattered areas of unburned fuels. It also burns off some of the canopy from scattered trees 'Candeling'.

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Re: Rim Fire Progress Report (great site w/ maps)

Post by Robert Hansen » September 3rd, 2013, 8:04 pm

Fieldnotes wrote:I'm sure it has burned, perhaps even imporved some people's herp spots, cause its about to reach one of my favorite Yosemite sites near Hwy 120/.
A well-studied Ensatina hybrid zone has been destroyed.

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Post by Brian Hubbs » September 3rd, 2013, 9:11 pm

Well, hopefully they were underground...

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