Drinking water protected through utility rate program

Drinking water protected through utility rate program

When an entire city relies on drinking water from one reservoir, that resource should be actively protected.

State of America's Forests adds interactive content to website

State of America’s Forests adds interactive content to website

Building on the successful launch of State of America’s Forests in December of 2017, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities released three new packets of content on the interactive website, www.usaforests.org.

The War on the West, Part II

The War on the West, Part II

The bottom line here is that the War on the West will continue in the halls of Congress for as long as we allow it – and for as long as we allow it to fester, the West’s publicly treasured National Forests will continue to die and burn to the ground.

Federal budget agreement will enhance community resilience but fails to fix wildfire funding problem

Federal budget agreement will enhance community resilience but fails to fix wildfire funding problem

Congress passed a spending bill that increases domestic spending and provides disaster relief assistance to communities, but the package fell short on fixing the nation’s wildfire funding problem.

Forest health report focuses on dealing with Colorado’s dead trees

Forest health report focuses on dealing with Colorado’s dead trees

Bark beetles have caused widespread tree mortality on roughly one-fifth of Colorado’s forestland over the past two decades.

Washington company known for oysters manages surrounding forest land on Olympic Peninsula

Washington company known for oysters manages surrounding forest land on Olympic Peninsula

The family-operated Hama Hama Company has been managing forest land and harvesting timber on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington for generations.

Following devastating wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown will examine forestry policies

Following devastating wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown will examine forestry policies

A new task force of scientists and forestry experts will “review thoroughly the way our forests are managed and suggest ways to reduce the threat of devastating fires,” Gov. Jerry Brown announced in his State of the State speech.

Challenge brewing to New Mexico forest thinning plan

Challenge brewing to New Mexico forest thinning plan

Santa Fe National Forest officials say they will make a final decision in coming weeks on plans to start thinning out more than 1,800 acres of trees near Hyde Park this summer.

Triangle Land Conservancy protects priority lands in Wake County, NC

Triangle Land Conservancy protects priority lands in Wake County, NC

An additional 133 acres of land, including critical hardwood bottomland forest, will be protected in perpetuity thanks to a conservation easement on the property partially funded by the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund.

Colville National Forest poised to set records as both timber harvest, restoration increase

Colville National Forest poised to set records as both timber harvest, restoration increase

After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both.

Working with nature to further a forest-centric mission

Working with nature to further a forest-centric mission

Leveraging lessons from the natural world can lead to more efficient and impactful work for a non-profit tasked with advancing stewardship of North America’s working forests.

Opinion: Amid the plunder of forests, a ray of hope

Opinion: Amid the plunder of forests, a ray of hope

New technologies and tougher enforcement have put some of the worst offenders on notice.

Prescribed burn season is under way in NJ forests

Prescribed burn season is under way in NJ forests

The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service has started its seasonal prescribed burns, also known as controlled burns.

Managing forests for carbon storage, wood energy & lumber

Managing forests for carbon storage, wood energy & lumber

Is using wood for energy renewable?

Paul Ries speaks for the trees

Paul Ries speaks for the trees

Paul Ries believes Oregon’s trees have stories to tell.

Southern California: Solutions complex, elusive as region struggles to live with fire

Southern California: Solutions complex, elusive as region struggles to live with fire

Yellow fire hoses still snaked through Westmont College’s campus in Santa Barbara, California, more than a week after the Thomas fire nearly burned through the campus.

Video: America's Forests with Chuck Leavell - Colorado

Video: America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell – Colorado

View this episode of America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell in Colorado.

Logging funds for nature in Lunenburg

Logging funds for nature in Lunenburg

When trees fell in Small Town Forest during a recent selective logging operation, it helped maintain the forest’s ecosystem and raised revenue for maintaining outdoor trails.

Q&A with U.S. Forest Service chief Tony Tooke, who sees collaboration as key to improving public lands

Q&A with U.S. Forest Service chief Tony Tooke, who sees collaboration as key to improving public lands

Tony Tooke, chief of the U.S. Forest Service since last fall, visited the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show to meet broaden the coalition of people working to improve and recreation on public lands.

Forestry prof says corridor lawsuit has holes

Forestry prof says corridor lawsuit has holes

After both Oregon Wild and the Greater Hells Canyon Council (formerly Hells Canyon Preservation Council) filed a lawsuit last May to halt the Lostine Corridor Public Safety Project, Oregon Wild posted a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” on its website to provide grounds for the suit.