Editor’s Note: We are pleased to be one of the papers to publish the first installment of a column by Jim Petersen. Our readers will recognize Jim from his work at Evergreen Magazine. Many Evergreen articles have ended up on our pages. We know of no one who can better speak to the ongoing issues of […]
Scientists are studying old wildfires to find what forest treatments slowed the flames – and what treatments didn’t work so well. Researchers are looking closely at the Schneider Springs fire, the largest wildfire in Washington in 2021. NWNews | By Courtney Flatt | Published November 18, 2022 at 4:15 PM PST Scientists discovered one type of treatment […]
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.
Why some forest land fared better in the Schneider Springs wildfire – Officials say treated land burned in a healthier way.
WA Department of Natural Resources and the US Forest Service say treated land burned in a healthier, more controlled way, protecting trees and resources. Author: Erica Zucco | king5.com | Published: 7:25 PM PDT November 4, 2022Updated: 7:45 PM PDT November 4, 2022 YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Forest managers with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and US […]
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 | https://forestnet.com | 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Our western national forests are on life support following decades of lousy doctoring.By Jim Petersen | rangemagazine.com | Fall 2022
“The importance that the wood is derived through sustainable practices to keep forests healthy and thriving.” Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | 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 […]