Land Literacy: An Except from Grass, Soil, Hope

View an except from Courtney White’s book ‘Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country’ here: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-01-05/land-literacy.

How many people could recognize an ecological wound if they saw one? Could we tell a natural arroyo from an eroding gully? Could we tell if plant pedestaling was a sign of proper land function or a sign of erosion? If we recognized a headcut in a wet meadow, would we be able to deduce why it was there or where it originated? Could we tell if a channel was aggrading or degrading or why we should care?

– Courtney White

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