Listen: Mark Mendelssohn, Emily And Santa Monica Mountains discussed on The Frame
"For street repairs. That are needed the Wolsey fire and the hill fire burned away much of what grows in the Santa Monica mountains strip the land, but not for long plant life is returning and now biologists and botanists. They're studying the paramount ranch to watch how the land recovers. We get more from KPCC's, Emily, Elena, Dale, National, Park, Service biologists. Mark Mendelssohn is hammering in stake to Mark the boundary of a lush hillside area. They'll be studying we're going to lay out a thirty meter measuring tape, and we're going to record some data actually a lot of data. He's part of a team. That's studying two hundred fifteen lamp lots to monitor what's growing in the burn area. One of the goals is to track how plants especially native, ones recover and change. After a big fire. There's still plenty of fire damage on the hillside trails, but there are also large. Blooms of multicolored flowers Mendelssohn says some flowers like a small purple one called Perry's the Celia are dubbed fire followers because they thrive in burn zones, usually the heat or the smoke or sometimes chemicals produced by the fire. The ask can actually cause the seeds to germinate he says a full recovery is years away. But there are some good signs. We walk by a small green plant peeking out of the ground that one day. We'll be towering oak tree. Emily, Atlanta"