Summer moves to fall, and fire season is accelerating. Once again, it looks to be a major season, (perhaps fueled by a weak monsoon) although we have not yet had a really big one in the Sierra Nevada. Jane Little recently put out an article in High Country News regarding the dead trees in the Sierra Nevada and the potential for fire. So, like the Roman god Janus: looking backward, looking forward,... what would Janus do?
By: Michael Peterson
Nine feet is one foot shorter than a basketball hoop. Nine feet is higher than the average residential ceiling height. Nine feet is the length from the tip of one horn to the other of a large Long-horned Bison, one of five species in the Bison genus. The Long-horned Bison is one of three species now extinct, but its extant (still living) relative, the American Bison, is now the national mammal of the United States of America.
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