So I close my eyes to old ends and I open my heart to new beginnings.
Forests are beautifully adapted to fire ecology but poorly adapted politically. No forest type has fewer legal protections, and is more vulnerable to exploitation, than burned forests. #Stand4Forests
// Mt. Baker framed by a silhouetted tree at sunrise, North Cascades. Washington State has five very prominent volcanoes that are heavily glaciated and significantly higher than their nearby peaks. These five include Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak, and Mt. Baker. At 10,781', Mt. Baker is the second most thermally active volcano in Washington State, second only to Mt. St. Helen's. Follow me @stephen_matera
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