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As the climate changes, our land management challenges change. We only have to look at the raging western wildfires see one kind of change. And, experts tell us that we can expect more because the trees are dry, not just the forest floor. These are disasters of unprecedented scale. For landowners, managing landscapes as the climate changes brings its own challenges including the expansion of invasive species. It’s not just farmers, it’s single family homes, landscapes in multi-family complexes and government-managed lands everywhere. In this case, the tree was native, but spreading like a weed.

I wrote this piece for Beginning Farmer which talks about some of the hard choices I had to make and that many more of us have or will be making. Read more here.