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SOIL EROSION

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1992 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service, Sierra In Peril"..After large stands of forest were cut along Last Chance Creek in the Plumas National Forest, heavy rains in July 1990 washed a quarter-million tons of soil off steep slopes, creating a moonscape of gullies and bare land. Not long ago the region was forested. Now it is turning to desert.
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Jay Mather
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The Sierra In Peril
1992 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service, Sierra In Peril"..After large stands of forest were cut along Last Chance Creek in the Plumas National Forest, heavy rains in July 1990 washed a quarter-million tons of soil off steep slopes, creating a moonscape of gullies and bare land. Not long ago the region was forested. Now it is turning to desert.