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#281 teledork

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 07:57 PM

Link to Current Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Order covering the Leavitt Meadows area -

 

Stage II Fire Restrictions

 

...............the stupidity pandemic continues among the pilgrims and a biblical "smite" was needed.

Regarding the chainsaw restrictions: apparently it is perfectly okay to operate a chainsaw, weedwhacker, brush mower, etc. or drag a box grader through dry weeds and tear up sagebrush with a backhoe at any hour of the day any day of the year as long as it is on private property - and according to many of my neighbors a Red Flag Warning is the perfect time to engage in an such activities. 

 

(do I need to put a snark tag on this post?)


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#282 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 10:56 PM

No snark tag needed.Natural stupidity continues.

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#283 ski3pin

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 12:12 AM

No snark tag needed.Natural stupidity continues.

Frank

 

I don't believe it is natural. It has to take work - lots of work - to be that stupid.
 


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#284 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 12:14 AM

I don't believe it is natural. It has to take work - lots of work - to be that stupid.
 

I think you are correct.It must take a lot of work to actually be stupid.

Darwin is right about natural selection.

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#285 teledork

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 12:44 AM

Pandemic of stupidity or sociopathy? Some people will do whatever they are allowed to get away with. Critical thinking and ethics take work. 


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#286 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 02:43 AM

It appears the planned/prescribed burns are showing their benefits.

 

https://www.npr.org/...rest-management


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 04:51 AM

Thinning and prescribed fire work. This has been shown to work many times but for some reason we just don't do it on a large scale :(


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#288 teledork

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 02:29 PM

We have had so many fires. From the hill above the town of Walker it is frighteningly clear that the remaining fuel is the residential area on the west side of the highway. 

 

Christmas Valley (South Tahoe) was served a stroke of luck in the Caldor Fire but was, I believe, saved by a huge community effort that minimized the risk of wildfire. 

 

 

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This pile, cut by two little old ladies with long handles pruners, a small chainsaw and a hand saw, came off the hill behind the house. While I have cleared brush from the rest of the property the area above the house, except for about a ten foot swath, had not been touched. We are trying to leave the few Pinyons (remove dead lower limbs) as well as Bitterbrush (deer food) and some clusters of Desert Peach ('cause it is pretty) and Sagebrush (cover for wildlife)  The picture was taken on day one and is larger now. The next door neighbor has offered the loan of an old pick-up truck. We need to move some before we cut more. When we are "done" (the job is never really "done" but maintenance is easier) we help the neighbors. 

 

My point is that this is what we need to do. Waiting around for someone else to do something is the equivalent of holding a knife to our own throat. And I just got a new little chainsaw. 


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#289 ski3pin

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 04:43 PM

Now 93% contained, here is a link to today's update on the Caldor Fire -

 

Caldor Fire 8 Oct 2021 update


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Posted 08 October 2021 - 07:54 PM

Generally those areas where the last percentage of containment remains are areas where its difficult or impossible for even handcrews to build line. While the rain won't put it out, the lower temps and higher humidities help a lot.


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