Brett Andrzejewski wrote:On a related topic, weather, I have been reading several posts on the unusual oscillation of the jet stream over North America.
It amazes me that people don't see the muddy river and think "there goes my wealth" - it isn't a big jump from understanding you need good soil to grow good crops to seeing a dirty river and thinking "that is my future going down stream"
Part of the problem, I think, is caused by the mowing--all the native grasses and perennial herb layer are cut down by the summer mowing before they can set seed, but after the cheat grass has seeded itself, so the areas of cheat grass keep spreading. The dried cheat grass is very flammable, so...
Andrew Parker wrote: Unfortunately, California is not the refuge it was in the '30's