Twas the week before Christmas

Posted on December 28, 2012 by

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A few days late, but still a great read from Tyler!

Tales of a Nomad Biologist

And Cape Cod is still a ghost town. I really do like this place, especially as empty as it is these days. From what I’ve been told, we have another four or five months of quiet before the vacation season really kicks off properly.

This week was spent completing our chainsaw training with the Cape Cod National Seashore. We started S-212 (Wildland Fire Chainnsaws) over a month ago, but Hurricane Sandy interrupted our training and we weren’t able to finish it before we split off from working primarily with the Park Service. I’m planning on writing a more in depth account of what S-212 contained for us over the next few days. For now, I’ll just share a few pictures from the week.

In brief, we spent the entire week cutting down Pitch Pines in the forested lot across the street from our house. The idea was to kill two…

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