We are contending with more extreme weather due to climate change. We have to adapt. Key to our adaptation, is understanding the important and positive role fire plays in the natural world, as well as how our actions are affecting and altering fire behavior.
The Juniper lives in some of the most extreme environments. Rising from the ashes, it can literally survive lightning strikes. Often whole branches have been dead for decades while other parts are thriving with new growth. A ragged claw of dead wood reaches for the sky, encircled by young branches adorned with green leaves and berry like cones of pale turquoise. It is a perfect metaphor for the embattled American West, and a symbol of hope in the face of destruction.