Protect our forests: Build a safe campfire

Every year we read about disastrous wildfires sweeping across vast swaths of our national forests, and even into heavily populated suburban and urban areas. You may not be able to prevent all these conflagrations, but you can help prevent some such disasters by properly managing your campfire. Building a safe and efficient campfire requires both art and skill, often…

Will Spring wildflowers bloom this year?

Like all plants, wildflowers survive because they have developed a special knack for survival in the conditions where they are found. If it stopped raining along the Pacific coast, as has happened this year and the draught continued for years, the giant redwoods, Douglas firs, rhododendrons, and wildflowers could wither and die out. However, if towering…