Forest Management

Forest management includes what happens before, during, and after a fire. 

By applying accepted scientific management measures including prescribed burning, thinning overstocked stands of timber, increased logging, and post fire removal of dead and dying trees we can create healthier, more fire resilient conditions on our Federal Forest Lands.

CHF breaks forest management into the following topics:

  • Fuels Mitigation
  • Hazard Reduction
  • Road Access to Public Lands
  • Maintaining Fire Breaks
  • Thinning
  • Salvage
    • Post Fire Salvage
  • Reforestation
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Forest Management

Do Forest Fuel Treatments Work?

It is remarkable that despite decades of on-the-ground evidence, and volumes of scientific reviews, there still remains opposition to fuel treatments for creating fire resistant

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Forest Management

Addressing Proforestation on Public Lands

Proforestation is a recent preservationist movement that seeks to ban timber harvesting, logging, and active forest management —including prescribed fire and other wildfire mitigation activities—on

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Education

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.

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Forest Management

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.

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