On “The Rim of Fire”

Essay and Photos by NWNL Director Alison M. Jones.  FIVE NWNL EXPEDITIONS have focused on CA’s recent multi-year drought, ended by winter 2017’s heavy snows and rains.  I returned last week to report on any impacts from that drought - only to find drought is back already! Flying into Central California, I was stunned to … Continue reading On “The Rim of Fire”

Global Drought Threats – New Jersey Up Next?

By Christina Belasco, NWNL Project Manager Stanislaus National Forest at the Yosemite N.P. entryway. Trees are dying by the thousands here due to the nexus of drought, high temperatures, fires, and pine bark beetle infestation.  When Americans hear the word "drought" these days, they may instantly envision a scene of a heat-scorched, fire-ridden California. Of course … Continue reading Global Drought Threats – New Jersey Up Next?