I received a call today about a meeting this week between FWC and DOF folks about a possible landscape burn in parts of the north tract.
The wet late summer is a plus. We have a La Nina system building, I've heard, which could mean a dryer-than-normal winter and spring. Snoooze and you lose. It would be instructive to see the result and get rid of the piles, too.
It may requre some PR with the neighbors to keep them informed and to make sure no one has any respiratory problems.
Nevertheless, it will be exciting to see if any dormant seed banks are revived. It might help the beetle survey next year or in some future year.
Finally, I wonder if there's really much undiscovered trash out there.