In these articles, we’ve covered various ways to slow, sink, spread, and store rainwater. Gabions are another way to do this on landscapes that have eroded gullies or existing seasonal drainages. Creating brush gabions also puts to good use onsite fuel load you’ve reduced from your forest–all the branches, bushes, and small trees that are cleared to create defensible space and reduce fire fuel load in forested areas.
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Now is the time to prepare for the coming winter rains to prevent additional damage to the recovering forest while simultaneously preparing the ground to receive much-needed rains to help the forest regrow. Even if your home wasn’t affected by the fires, you can still prepare for the coming rainy season with some of the suggestions outlined below.
Co-Written by David Shaw and Melissa Ott Fant “Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.” – Peter Drucker This is part two of a series on permaculture approaches to fire ecology, preparedness, recovery, and regeneration. Read part one of the series here. After exploring fire ecology and […]
Since the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Santa Cruz, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people contacting us with questions about how to care for their land once the fire is out. This blog post is meant not only for those folks but for all of us who live in fire ecologies.