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  • Here's why cryptobiotic soil crust is every bit as crucial to maintaining the California's ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Crypto in Utah with trail running through it | Photo: Jason ... when it's dry, damaged crypto can only grow back when it's wet. Though filamentous cyanobacteria can grow fairly quickly ...
  • ... once grasslands, that they can and should be converted back to grasslands by the application of very large numbers of ... livestock will cause grasslands to flourish by breaking up soil crusts , fertilizing that soil , and trimming existing grass so ...
  • ... shaped by dynamic visions, both individual and collective. Commentary brings together diverse perspectives on the future of California by looking into its history and generating innovative ...
  • ... wide, with 3,000 motorcycles tearing a swath of broken soil crusts and torn vegetation along the vaguely-defined route. ... legacy of desert exploitation running all the way back to the mining boom of the late Nineteenth Century. If you recognize ...
  • ... her effort to protect almost a million and a half acres of the California desert , she announced Thursday. At a celebration of the ...
  • Supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy have pointed to claims that stocking cattle on desert lands can actually improve the desert and help mitigate the ... soils sealed off from precipitation by biological soil crusts , and deprived of vital nutrients due to the lack of ...
  • ... it'll raise a question: why not bring the Mexican wolf back to the Mojave Desert ? Configure block ... before a single set of wolf paws would touch the soil of the Preserve. That process would be interesting, to say the ...
  • ... shrubs; frequent wildfires disrupt that habitat by killing back the shrubs. The Strategy, released as the result of a directive ... continuous supply of fuel covering what had been bare crypto allows fires to spread much more widely. Sagebrush can regrow somewhat ...
  • 2012 was a year of change for the California Desert , as human society elsewhere increasingly closed its ... But in a couple of ways, the desert struck back . [scald=39616:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... uncomfortable in polar bear or Emperor penguin habitat, or forty feet below the surface in a lush tropical coral reef. Those habitats ... be protected lest they crumble and take a century to grow back .We poked our noses into coyote burrows and wondered over the inhabitants ...

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