Students Help Turn Blackened State Park Green
Wildfires in 2003 and 2007 burned much of the open space in San Diego County, ranging from suburban canyons to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Vanishing along with the trees were wildlife habitat, watershed stability and recreation opportunities. Now University of San Diego students are helping offset some of the environmental devastation.
Trees also are a tremendously important site for carbon sequestration, and massive losses of tree biomass in Cuyamaca released huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. New tree growth would help store carbon and help to offset impacts to global climate change these events have had. (Full Story on Inside USD)
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