Photos of Ron Goode's Spring 2012 Burns

Last spring a work crew from Santa Cruz-based American Conservation Experience (ACE) and AmeriCorps helped North Fork Mono Tribal Chairman Ron Goode with a few cultural burns in the Sierra foothills. Also on hand to help were Ron’s nephew, Jesse Valdez, and yours truly. With recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, Goode and Comparative Wests Project researchers will now be able to study the effects of these and subsequent burns on sourberry and oak health and productivity. 


Star-thistle pile burns by ACE and AmeriCorps


Ron Goode supervises the pile burning


ACE and AmeriCorps at work


Jesse tends a sourberry burn