UCC Forestry Student Alumni 3-Peat in OSU Award Recognition

ROSEBURG, Ore., July 1, 2022 — Umpqua Community College transfer student Justin Helgren, from Elkton, received the Oregon State University Forestry Program Harold Bowerman Leadership Award. This marks three years in a row that UCC students have been recognized in the OSU annual forestry award program. Last year, Ashley Backen was the Outstanding Forestry Student of the […]

Outflanking Fire with Common Sense 

Doug Robertson | Communities for Healthy Forests | June 9th, 2022 As the next fire season approaches, questions and concerns continue to pour in from the public demanding ways to avoid a repeat of the stifling smoke and destruction of our Federal Forest lands yet again in 2022.   The question is, can we do anything […]

Planting Trees with Fir Grove Elementary

CRAIG REED | Communities for Healthy Forests | April 29th, 2022 One shovelful of dirt at a time, fifth grade students at Fir Grove Elementary School in Roseburg helped plant trees on the school’s grounds Friday afternoon.  With guidance and help from members of Communities For Healthy Forests, about 30 students took turns on the shovels […]

The Return to the Apple Jack Fire

The Apple Fire, about 21 miles east of Glide, burned through over 14,000 acres September of 2002. The latest photos are from our tour of the 2021 Jack fire which burned into the 2002 Apple Fire.

UC Berkeley Research Forest Tests Strategies for Wildfire Prevention

UC Berkeley Research Forest Tests Strategies for Wildfire Prevention

Researchers at the Blodgett Forest Research Station have been staging scientific experiments to gauge the effectiveness of different land management strategies. By Joe Rosato Jr. • Published December 10, 2021 • Updated on December 10, 2021 at 7:27 pm • https://www.nbcbayarea.com/ Long before megafires began annihilating California’s forests year after year, a modest 3,000-acre forest an hour-and-a-half northeast of Sacramento had become a […]