How wildfires are transforming California’s most iconic landscapes
All over California, wildfires have ravaged homes, communities and iconic landscapes in the state. Places that once seemed so permanent are disappearing from sight — and researchers are having to rethink how best to protect them…. Fire or not, [Breezy Jackson, a fire ecologist and director of UC Merced’s Yosemite and Sequoia field stations] … and the other researchers had set out that July day as part of an ongoing project to learn more about where giant sequoias are sourcing the water they need to survive, and how prescribed burning might impact that. These trees drink up about 1,000 gallons every day — the same amount as 20 filled bathtubs.
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