Re: Exploding Rocks
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Wed, 15 Nov 1995 11:45:03 -0500
In a message dated 95-11-14 12:19:14 EST, jsmith@SAREK.OSMRE.GOV (Jim Smith
> When finished with the fire
>restore the site to its original state and properly dispose of the
>ashes, in an appropriate waste container when possible (and its almost
>always possible even if it means transporting them back home).
OK, I can understand all the concern by enviromentalists about fire rings and
killing the soil and all that but "dispose of the ashes"? I seem to remember
a few years ago when one of the National Parks was burning that there was a
lot of discussion regarding letting the fires burn because a) the fores
burned off the old scrub and allowed new growth and b) the ash added
nutrients to the soil.
Now if the ash adds nutrients to the soil, shouldn't we spread the ash around
over the forest floor rather then carry it home in a plactic garbage bag
where it will sit in some landfill for 2000 years or so. Can somebody
clarify this, it sounds like environmental extremism to me. But, I may be
wrong!!! It's happened before.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City