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Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: Fire recovery in the San Gabriel Mountains, with Gabi and Cliff McLean:  

This will be a Zoom meeting.

The Bobcat Fire, which is still burning and not fully contained, brings once again concerns about what will happen in our wildlands after the fire is extinguished. Gabi and Cliff McLean will show and explain the remarkable recovery that happens naturally in our local mountains, using photographs taken after the Station Fire of 2009 and other fires. This presentation is based on one that Gabi and Cliff gave at the symposium “The Station Fire: One Year Later: Post-fire Habitat Restoration and Recovery”, in December of 2010, sponsored by the Watershed Council, UC Cooperative Extension, and the US Forest Service. The presentation has been updated with photos and data of subsequent fires in the San Gabriel Mountains. Recovery from fires, especially in chaparral, is dramatic and beautiful.

Gabi and Cliff have been exploring the San Gabriel Mountains and studying its flora for almost 30 years. They are members of the San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of CNPS and both have served on the chapter board for many years. Gabi also served on the CNPS statewide board for three years. Cliff and Gabi first started documenting fire recovery after the 1993 Altadena Fire, which burned down the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. They have had many opportunities to expand their observations of fire recovery in the years since then.

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