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 […]

Pacific Power Wildfire Mitigation

Most people don’t think about fire danger, or preparing for fire season, until summertime temperatures arrive. Fortunately, an entire division of professionals at Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp, are focusing on wildfire prevention.  Staff Writer | Communities for Healthy Forests | July 29th, 2022 Wildfire mitigation is one of the main reasons PacifiCorp has […]

USDA launches five-year, $1B Community Wildfire Defense Grant program

Drawing on funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that $1 billion is now being offered through the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program to assist at-risk communities. Chris Galford | https://homelandprepnews.com | Thursday, July 28, 2022 “Insight and guidance from the communities most at risk for catastrophic wildfires helps […]

WHY WE NEED TO REPLANT FORESTS AFTER WILDFIRES 

Natural reforestation can occur in some situations such as fires of lower severity where live “seed trees” remain in the mosaic or there remain viable seeds in the seed bed. But where burns are severe, and all the trees are killed, tree crowns are burned, and seeds in the soil are burned, leaving no seed […]

Why Communities For Healthy Forests Supports Salvage Logging on Public Lands 

Salvage logging followed by reforestation increases the probability that our forests remain as forests after the fires are out. By CHF Board Member Mark Buckbee | Communities For Healthy Forests | July 27th, 2022 Communities For Healthy Forests supports post-fire salvage logging on public forestlands. After wildfires, forests on public lands are evaluated for salvage logging. […]

Forest Service to plant more than 1 billion trees in wake of fires, insect infestations

The Biden administration wants the government to plant more than a billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands as officials struggle to counter climate change’s increasing toll on the nation’s forest MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press | https://www.capitalpress.com | Jul 26, 2022 BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration on Monday said the […]

To Save Sequoias from Wildfire, We Must Save Them from Ourselves

Once thought to be basically immortal, sequoias are now dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than any other point in human history. Protecting them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices. KYLE DICKMAN | https://www.outsideonline.com/ | Jul 13, 2022 It’s not like my family actually […]

Tami Jo Braz: It’s about small-scale woodlands

OAKLAND, Ore. — Tami Jo Braz is not only a small woodland owner, but also an ambassador for those who grow and manage trees on small parcels of land. By CRAIG REED For the Capital Press | capitalpress.com | Jun 30, 2022 Braz and her husband, Barry Braz, have owned and managed 50 acres of […]