By Joan Russell –Vice President of PPLT
First appeared in Saving Land, 31(1):38 a publication by the Land Trust Alliance
Never doubt how quickly things can change. With the drop of a spark, our beloved Lost Pines ecosystem in Bastrop County, Texas, was devastated. The fast moving firestorm destroyed 35,000 acres of loblolly pines and post oaks, as well as 1,600 homes, many rural subdivisions and 95% of Bastrop State Park.