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In defense of chaining. Chaining is the practice of removing large woody species from a watershed or rangeland. It is typically done by utilizing two large bulldozers connected by an anchor chain which is drug over the landscape.

This action knocks down and uproots trees such as Pinyon Pine and Junipers. It can also be used to uproot sage brush and smaller brush species although it is not as effective as the chain may or may not actually uproot smaller plants.

It is a practice that, when combined with reseeding efforts, is very effective at watershed restoration. Why do watersheds need restoration at all?

With the removal of naturally and man caused fires, aggressive species such as Pinyon Pine and Junipers have successfully expanded and moved into and replaced areas that were once grass and brush lands.

These lands had a large diversity of grass, forb and brush species that provided a diversity of habitat, cover and forage. This allowed a greater abundance and larger diversity of bird and animal species to flourish. The fuel load increases and when fires happen they tend of be large, high intensity and very destructive to the watershed and property. Grass and shrub lands also burn but at less intensity and regenerate quickly.

Too many people have the impression that Mother Nature is a benevolent Fairy sprinkling pixie dust and riding Unicorns whereas with respect to fire and other subsequent natural disasters post fire she should be thought of as a cackling green hag blitzing about on her broom with thunder and lightning.

The destructive nature of large and intense fires and their subsequent impacts on watersheds are far greater than that of targeted vegetative management by any methodology. There are many reasons to restore these lands to a more natural setting: It also has a much higher carbon footprint compared the chaining or controlled or uncontrolled burns.

Chaining rips the trees out by the root which leaves a sizeable micro-depression which is effective at filling with rain water. The chain itself leaves gouges and pits in the soil that promote infiltration and water retention.

Some trees are left in place in the uprooted position which creates micro-habitats and shelter for plants and animals. While it looks destructive the end result is amazing in terms of the increase in species abundance and diversity. Compared to the destructive nature and unpredictability of large scale fires, either controlled or natural, chaining is a specific, controlled, targeted and effective method of vegetation management.

I support chaining as a cost effective method of vegetation and watershed management.


Company Overview. As of 18 June,, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited went out of business. Jelsoft Enterprises Limited develops vBulletin, a forum and community publishing software. Feb 15, the time frame for vegetation restoration is a few years at most for vibrant grasses, forbes and small brush. seeding is done immediately after the chaining and this is the best time to chain, late winter, early spring to .

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