Is removing smaller trees and fuels along the narrow road to protect people and the thousands of acres beyond the project an overreach?
Yosemite’s top official and the National Park Service are being sued by a non-profit over the park’s forest thinning project. Watch what is believed to be controversial from NBC News.
Fuel Treatment Areas: How fuel treatment areas on National Forest System lands changed the intensity of the Caldor Fire and provided opportunities for community defense.
Fuel Treatment Areas – California FOREST NEWS – Episode #2 from USDA Forest Service on Vimeo.
How Active Stewardship Could Protect California’s Forests from Extreme Wildfire
Even small fires now can pose threats to life and property. Are we in a new phase of climate change? Sarah Bardeen | https://www.ppic.org/ | JUNE 6, 2022 UC Berkeley professor Scott Stephens, a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network, has spent over 30 years studying wildfire in California. He spoke with us recently […]
Fuel Treatment Areas – California FOREST NEWS – Episode #2
Forestland Management Benefits Salmon and Steelhead in Northern California
Conserving our forests is not only good for us, but good for fish. fisheries.noaa.gov | March 14, 2022 Sierra Pacific Industries is the largest private forest landowner in the state of California, with about 1.8 million acres of timberland throughout the northern and central portions of the state. Rivers and streams on the company’s land […]
Smoke Study Raises Concerns About Health Effects From Future Wildfires
SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – A new study on the health effects of wildfire smoke makes some dire predictions for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. By Len RamirezMarch 30, 2022 at 2:22 amFiled Under:California Wildfires, Wildfire Smoke, Wildfires September 9, 2020, was the day smoke from Northern California wildfires gave the Bay Area a Mars-like appearance. “It […]
Governor’s Task Force Launches Strategic Plan to Ramp Up Wildfire Mitigation with Prescribed Fire Efforts
gov.ca.gov | Mar 30, 2022 Comprehensive strategy lays path for state, federal, and tribal partners to promote use of “beneficial fire” on up to 400,000 acres annually by 2025 to help make forests more resilient Click here for b-roll of the Governor joining CAL FIRE and Conservation Corps crews at Highway 50 fuels management project SACRAMENTO – […]
BLM to burn piles in Giant Sequoia groves
An effort to help protect these iconic trees from being destroyed in wildfires Bill Gabbert | wildfiretoday.com | January 8, 2022 The Bureau of Land Management plans to burn up to 1,000 piles of downed hazard trees, branches, and understory brush at Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) southeast of Three Rivers in Tulare […]
Wildfire potential predicted to be high in Southern Plains, Florida, Georgia, and Carolinas
Bill Gabbert | https://wildfiretoday.com | January 2, 2022 NIFC’s wildfire potential outlook, January through April The forecast for wildland fire potential issued January 1 by the National Interagency Fire Center predicts that for the next four months the potential for wildfires will be higher than average in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and the central and […]
Clever Wood Use Could Mitigate Wildfires and Climate Change
California plans to use forest thinning to reduce wildfire risk. New research suggests the state could also see a climate benefit by repurposing waste wood produced by thinning. By Andrew Chapman | https://eos.org | 5 January 2022 Wildfire risk reduction in California is a climate conundrum. In early 2021, the state set a goal of reducing […]