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Wildland fire

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Offline mule ears

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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2016, 07:36:37 AM »
Looks like they are bringing in enough resources.

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The fire was most active on the southeast side today, working its way up the slopes of Pummel Peak.

Wouldn't Pummel be southwest of the center of the fire?
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2016, 08:16:57 AM »
Excellent news!  The NPS is getting out of the way and letting the firemen take over.  May God keep them all safe.
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2016, 08:50:44 AM »
To those of you who have access to fresh updates: Many Thanks, and please keep it coming.
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2016, 06:38:55 AM »
For an update, including a map showing the fire progression, see

https://www.facebook.com/BigBendNPS

As of late Feb. 5: "The fire is projected to be 98% contained this evening and the total fire perimeter was estimated at 1,792 acres."
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2016, 07:43:23 AM »
For an update, including a map showing the fire progression, see

https://www.facebook.com/BigBendNPS

As of late Feb. 5: "The fire is projected to be 98% contained this evening and the total fire perimeter was estimated at 1,792 acres."

Thanks!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2016, 11:24:06 AM »
I'm not totally convinced that the Star Trek Prime Directive (not interfering with development) is a good idea just now.   

It seems to me that burns such as this create a great opportunity for the reintroduction of native plant species. 

Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2016, 01:43:42 PM »

I tend to think that the people that don't know the Big Bend of the Rio Grande are odd. Those of us that do are special.  8) :icon_lol:


If I'm immersed, I'm not here  :icon_smile: I'm there... and immersed

PS- I think the fire is out. Onward to new things

To new things.... I posted on my facebook page the update this morning about the fire and discovered through pm's a facebook friend worked a number of ranches in West Texas as a youth and has a fondness to the Bend.  We are in the early stages of putting together a trip.
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2016, 04:41:06 PM »
About the invasive grasses, yes, there is an introduced love grass in BBNP. It's an annual grass that produces copious amounts of seed, most of which germinate. It's become widespread in the park, and is very likely to be one of first grasses to return after the fire. As I remember it's Lehmans Love grass.
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Re: Wildland fire
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2016, 09:36:17 PM »
Off-topic discussions on NPS and free speech, etc. have been moved to
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/el-saloacuten/free-speech-discussion-%28re-wildland-fire%29/

 


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