April 30, 2011
Scorched Texas is sprouting green. Almost before the embers cooled, nature began its renewal.
“There’s already grass popping up in the black,” said Greg Creacy, a regional fire and natural resources coordinator with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
"It's 'Little California,"' said Carlton Britton, professor of fire ecology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
One reason for the new strength of Texas wildfire lies in the management -- or lack of it -- of the land.