Biochar Benefits Studies in the Blackfoot Valley

GOLD CREEK Emerging technology and forest product utilization was the focus of the forest tour in the Gold Creek area Oct. 25.  Jean Pocha | Pathfinder Correspondent | 11/10/2022 More than two dozen people observed the Tigercat Carbonator 6050 make biochar out of slash piles as part of forest thinning and fuels reduction work done […]

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.

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 | | 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scientists: excessive fuels likely to increase New Mexico’s climate-driven wildfires

(New Mexico News Connection) Wildfires continue to burn in New Mexico after destroying at least 150 homes in Ruidoso, killing an older couple in the village last week. Roz Brown | | April 19, 2022 Matt Hurteau, professor of biology at the University of New Mexico, who studies climate-change mitigation and adaptation, said the […]

Opinion: Nevada cannot survive another smoke season

Russell Kuhlman | | February 15, 2022 This opinion column was submitted by Russell Kuhlman, executive director of the Nevada Wildlife Federation. This past year Northern Nevada saw firsthand the impacts that frequent wildfires had on our communities. Schools were closed, families were forced inside, and many Nevadans suffered serious health impacts from the […]

RMEF Gives $1 Million Toward Wildfire Recovery Efforts

Nicolas Lenze | | 02.16.22 I lived in California for the first 30 years of my life and now live in Colorado. This means that I’ve lived my whole life seeing the devastation caused by wildfires. Entire mountainsides blackened with ash and death, families displaced as their homes burn, and animals with nowhere to go. These […]

USDA forester details Colorado’s role in federal wildfire fight

The Biden administration announced an initiative to fight growing wildfire risks. CB Cotton | | Jan 19, 2022 and last updated 8:26 AM, Jan 20, 2022 DENVER — The federal government has deemed wildfire risks in the West to be under crisis proportions, and the Biden administration is now calling for swift action to protect people […]

In wildfire ‘pivot,’ experts question federal focus

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to pivot from that long-held practice and instead use smaller fires as a tool to limit catastrophic blazes fed by decades of fuel buildup. Benjamin J. Hulac CQ-Roll Call (TNS) | | Jan 29, 2022 WASHINGTON — A series of forest fires burned 3 million acres in Idaho, […]