Hotter and drier conditions limit forest recovery from wildfires

Warmer and drier climate conditions in western U.S. forests are making it less likely that trees can regenerate after wildfires, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. MARCH 6, 2023 | | by The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Importantly, the research also finds that ecologically based forest management can […]


A new set of degree programs at the University of Idaho seeks to attract and educate young workers in the fields of logging and forest management. By Dawn Killough | | 11/10/2022 The three new associate degree programs will prepare students for jobs in fire mitigation, forestry operations, and nursery management. The programs combine online […]

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.

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.

Taking a cruise through timber

The Forestry Club students from Umpqua Community College were able to experience an actual boots-on-the-ground timber cruise and do the work themselves on 57 acres of private property several miles northwest of Roseburg. Craig Reed | The News-Review | May 5, 2022 Four local college students took a break from classroom work on Friday to […]

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 […]

Timber Harvest and Carbon

Office of Sustainability & Climate | | Active management of forests has been woven into the fabric of U.S. Forest Service conservation sinceCongress set aside the first national forest reserves in 1897. Through a variety of activities ranging from timber harvesting to tree planting to building trails, the Forest Service manages for multiple uses […]

Boulder scientist uses animations to better understand wildfire behavior

Boulder Fire

Coen explained that she developed this most recent animation to support some other interest from other research scientists in the emissions area and atmospheric chemistry air quality area.“They were very interested in the evolution of the fire and the consumption of the fuels and the impacts on the regional air quality. Luis de Leon | […]