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SMOKE IS FROM CONTROLLED FIRES – TODAY’S RAINS WILL QUELL THE DUST

Flames return to lands forged by fire
Environment: Controlled burns planned for 200 acres of prairie land this fall

The Olympian’s John Dodge reported recently,
The Nature Conservancy, working with state and local agencies and fire districts, plans to set about 10 fires totaling 200 acres late this summer and fall on the prairies of South Sound…

Its part of a continuing effort that began in 2001 to use a centuries-old tool fire to restore fire-dependent prairie landscapes on public and conservancy-owned land in south Thurston County.”

Unseasonable rain forecast for W. Washington
“The National Weather Service forecasts about one inch of rain Tuesday in much of Western Washington as an unseasonable wet and windy system moves through the Northwest,” quoting the AP in The Olympian.

Posted by Steve on August 31, 2010 at 3:00 am | Permalink

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