Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Denuded Uplands, Western Pangasinan

Photos below taken last January 24, 2015, from a hill of Mt. Zion, just next to our farm in Bugallon, Pangasinan. More specifically, this is the hill where the 14th and last of the Stations of the Cross is erected. Below, top view is towards Lingayen Gulf and the sea. Lower two photos are towards the uplands.

The public forest land is generally denuded of big trees. Only small, regenerating trees, grasses and vines thrive here. There is annual grassfire, plus intrusion by small illegal logging for firewood, lumber and charcoal making.

Across this river is another barangay of Bugallon. I noticed there is a newly-constructed dam, it's good. It should be able to irrigate rice fields and vegetable farms below.

See also:
Denuded mountains, March 31, 2009
New Upland Dwellers and the DENR, August 21, 2013
From Forestland to Grassland, September 21, 2012 

On Grass Fire, April 17, 2014

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