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CZU Lightning Complex fires damage 40% of redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains

Original post made on Oct 6, 2020

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process for charred forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains is only beginning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 9:25 AM

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Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside
on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

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The very end of this article contains an important message for the future: "Tedesco said researchers and land managers will also take a close look at how they can avoid past land-management practices that have contributed to the devastating fires. "Society hasn't necessarily served the open spaces as well as it could and created a vulnerable forest 100 years on," she said."

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm

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I would suggest that Governor Newsom sign an executive order to begin deforestation procedures immediately. It's time to put a stop to the annual devastation of the California burn. There is much that we can control. Other countries have been very successful in mitigating fires by implementing sensible forest management. So can we if we're serious about it.

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