McCain concerned about slow pace of wildfire prevention efforts

McCain concerned about slow pace of wildfire prevention efforts

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell expressing concern about the slow pace of wildfire prevention efforts in Arizona.

Controversial logging project debated in NE Oregon

Controversial logging project debated in NE Oregon

The Lostine Corridor is a narrow strip of land, surrounded by the designated wilderness.

In the land of giants - communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth

In the land of giants – communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth

The trees are so big that it would be cowardly not to deal with their bigness head on.

Rebuilding the world’s forests

Rebuilding the world’s forests

Humankind has always had a tricky relationship with forests.

'Step change' needed to create more woodland

‘Step change’ needed to create more woodland

The amount of new woodland created in England last year amounts to under 700 hectares, an area little bigger than London’s Olympic Park.

India's growing demand for goods impacts forests globally

India’s growing demand for goods impacts forests globally

Indian industry can play a key role in curbing carbon emissions and helping protect some of the world’s most valuable forests.

Aligning smoke management with ecological and public health goals

Aligning smoke management with ecological and public health goals

Past and current forest management affects wildland fire smoke impacts on downwind human populations.

Nevergreen

The need For active forest management

This is the active management portion of the Era of Megafires presentation that Paul Hessburg with the Pacific Northwest Research Station put together with North40 Productions, both from Wenatchee, Washington.

How the tiny Southern pine beetle can wipe out a whole forest

How the tiny Southern pine beetle can wipe out a whole forest

The Southern pine beetle is 4 millimeters or less when full grown, but Alabama forestry officials are worried this tiny beetle could have a huge impact on Alabama’s pine forests this year.

Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

Apple’s U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

Cross-boundary forestry projects to address beetle-killed trees

The Colorado State Forest Service and Northwest Colorado District of the Bureau of Land Management have entered into an agreement to address beetle-killed timber on BLM-managed public lands in Grand County, which are adjacent to state and/or private lands where similar CSFS-administered management will occur.

Montana: Settlement reached on Westside Thinning Project

Montana: Settlement reached on Westside Thinning Project

A project to thin over 2,300 acres of national forest lands that adjoins an area burned in last summer’s Roaring Lion fire near Hamilton will move forward.

Montana wilderness bill reflects compromise and care

Montana wilderness bill reflects compromise and care

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act grew out of successful collaboration in a complicated landscape.

Guam's native forests threatened by invasive plants

Guam’s native forests threatened by invasive plants

Some invasive plants might look pretty, but they threaten the population of Guam’s native plants, local experts say.

Quantum computer learns to ‘see’ trees

Quantum computer learns to ‘see’ trees

Scientists have trained a quantum computer to recognize trees.

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places

David Milarch is on a quest to save California’s coast redwoods, some of the world’s oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet along the way.

Colorado wildfire prevention partnership to receive $33 million in funding over the next five years

Colorado wildfire prevention partnership to receive $33 million in funding over the next five years

The From Forests to Faucets program will receive $33 million in funding toward forest restoration projects aiming to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Sierra Nevada forest health: from bad to worse

Sierra Nevada forest health: from bad to worse

A new report details the health of California’s forestland along the Sierra Nevada, and the findings paint a bleak picture.

US Forest Service uses data to visualize impact of wildfire smoke

US Forest Service uses data to visualize impact of wildfire smoke

The USFS’s addition of visual elements to help tell the story of complex datasets make new information more approachable and raise awareness in wildfire areas.

Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster 

Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster 

It’s been known for years that forests with a lot of different tree species grow better and faster than forests with just one kind of tree.