The Canopy | October 2022

Thank you for visiting the Communities for Healthy Forests newsletter, “The Canopy”. The October edition features articles “Senator Wyden:Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,” By Lee Paterson and “Thinning and Prescribed Fire are Critical Tools for Wildfire Risk Reduction,” By Mark Buckbee. Happy reading.

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.

Burn severity explained

Shovel Creek: an example of burn severity assessment and ecology in interior Alaska Zav Grabinski, Alaska Fire Science Consortium | |Chris Smith, Geographic Information Network of Alaska Wildfire is a natural process that shapes the landscape of Alaska In 2019, the Shovel Creek Fire grew rapidly and threatened nearby neighborhoods north of Fairbanks. The […]

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 | | Jun 30, 2022 Braz and her husband, Barry Braz, have owned and managed 50 acres of […]

Air quality impacts of Northwest wildfires reach as far as New York

Forget apples, hipsters and microbrews — the Pacific Northwest may soon be known for supplying something else to the rest of the country: smoke from wildfires. By Anushuya Thapa InvestigateWest | | Jun 4, 2022 A new study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded that the air quality of the Pacific Northwest […]

Southern Oregon agencies gearing up with added resources as fire season begins

Southern Oregon — Fire season in Southern Oregon officially begins on Wednesday, and fire agencies across the Rogue Valley are preparing. By Kevin McNamara | | Tuesday, May 31st 2022 The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest district now has 26 fire engines staffed seven days a week, which is up by three from last year. That’s in addition to […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert criticizes Forest Service chief for pausing prescribed burns

Federal agency says decision will have minimal impact By Aedan Hannon Herald Staff Writer | | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:02 Updated Tuesday, May. 31, 2022 5:21 Third Congressional District Rep. Lauren Boebert has criticized the U.S. Forest Service for pausing prescribed burns. However, the pause will have little effect on the agency’s prescribed burn […]

Fuel breaks touted as first priority for historic Stanislaus National Forest project

Mechanical fuel reduction treatments to create more than 6,000 acres of strategically located fuel breaks near Highway 108 corridor communities have been identified as the highest-priority first step in a massive project to reduce fire threats in the South Fork and Middle Fork Stanislaus watersheds, according to a formal decision signed and dated by the […]

Commentary: ‘Carbon reserves’ on state lands aren’t the solution

The Washington Department of Natural Resources ‘carbon reserves’ policy is the same failed approach of the past 30 years but this time under a new name. NICK SMITH | American Forest Resource Council | Apr 17, 2022 The Washington Department of Natural Resources ‘carbon reserves’ policy is the same failed approach of the past 30 […]