Last week here in Carson City we began our long but satisfying days of fire monitoring. It was fun to learn the protocol and take quantitative data. The extensive procedure helps in forming a complete picture of fire recovery success (or failure!). It will be interesting to see the recovery status of the many fires we will be monitoring this year and I hope to gain a better understanding of fire restoration in Nevada. I’m confident our team will become a well-oiled machine in monitoring fire transects; I take it as a sign I’ve been focusing well on my job that at the end of the day, when I close my eyes, I see little Poa secunda patches just waiting to be counted.
-Allison in Carson City