Studies show prescribed burns key to forest resiliency

Scientists are studying old wildfires to find what forest treatments slowed the flames – and what treatments didn’t work so well. Researchers are looking closely at the Schneider Springs fire, the largest wildfire in Washington in 2021. NWNews | By Courtney Flatt | Published November 18, 2022 at 4:15 PM PST Scientists discovered one type of treatment […]

The Impact of CHF Forestry Tours

Lifetime forester Javier Goirigolzarri leads forestry tours where community members get off the beaten path and into areas where fire has impacted the landscape. Javier’s passion for education and forestry is obvious as he immerses members of the tour into the story of what happens to the forest after fire.

Senator Wyden: Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Forest

I saw Senator Ron Wyden’s most recent political ad on television regarding the forest fires in Oregon. I was encouraged to find that he supports increasing efforts to reduce the unhealthy fuel loads on our Federal Forest lands through thinning projects and the use of prescribed burning. I also support his efforts to increase funding for more equipment to aid firefighters in their effort to control and suppress fires on our Federal Forest lands. I understand and appreciate Senator Wyden’s initiatives. In fact, I find them very encouraging.

Better That They Burn

Our western national forests are on life support following decades of lousy doctoring.By Jim Petersen | rangemagazine.com | Fall 2022

How can ‘active forest management’ affect societal change?

“The importance that the wood is derived through sustainable practices to keep forests healthy and thriving.” Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | August 21, 2022 As a certified forester and young professional who specializes in forward thinking forest policies, climate change is always top of mind. I pursued a graduate certificate in forest carbon science, policy […]

THINNING AND PRESCRIBED FIRE ARE CRITICAL TOOLS FOR WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION

Communities for Healthy Forests support the use of prescribed fire for fuel reduction, but site conditions must be exacting. By Mark Buckbee | Communities for Healthy Forests | August 25th, 2022 Communities for Healthy Forests supports the use of thinning and prescribed fire as tools for fuels reduction in western forests.  The buildup of woody fuel […]

How can ‘active forest management’ affect societal change?

…fire and forest health problems are getting worse while our communities and small businesses struggle….  Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | August 21, 2022 As a certified forester and young professional who specializes in forward thinking forest policies, climate change is always top of mind. I pursued a graduate certificate in forest carbon science, policy and […]