Skip to main content

View Diary: Extraction (26 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I've read, I think it was in that book 1491 that (3+ / 0-)

    careful study of Amazonian rainforest shows ancient management across broad swaths. I've forgotten what they were aiming for, but it was reminiscent of the way native Americans burnt the plains with regularity to expand the area trees didn't grow so to support grazers to hunt. Likewise by killing lots of species to allow mostly chestnut and acorn to grow in the east. They harvested nuts and also deer ate the nuts.

    That said I've never seen as much plant diversity as in a semitropical forest that hadn't been cut in historic times. Something that took 500 or 1000 years to get to the stage it's at now, won't come back in a decade, or a lifetime.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:18:41 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site