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Re: NFC: Our Vanishing Riparian Landscapes in the Southwest

Interesting site Chuck, thanks,
--- CEFCHURCH at aol_com wrote:
> " Late in the first millennium, Pueblo settlers
> began the process of 
> clearing, modifying and polluting Southwestern
> rivers and streams and the 
> riparian (or, bordering) woodlands, making way for a
> sedentary community life 
> with villages, irrigated fields and commerce. Early
> in the third millennium, 
> Euro-American settlers have very nearly finished the
> process, having 
> profoundly altered an estimated 90 percent of the
> riparian landscape and 
> having planned changes for much of the remaining 10
> percent."
> http://www.desertusa.com/mag01/feb/stories/land.html
>  <A
> Vanishing 
> Riparian Landscapes - DesertUSA</A> 
> Above is link to the rest of the article and
> pictures.   Desert USA is a free 
> monthly online magazine.  
> Chuck Church
> Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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