The fire season by the numbers

The fire season by the numbers

Fire agencies are preparing for the eclipse hordes, in the midst of a large fire season.

Gullah Lives: Pilot forestry programs grows, hope exists for rural land owners

Gullah Lives: Pilot forestry programs grows, hope exists for rural land owners

If you’re a rural landowner of Gullah heritage, you are a sort of guinea pig and may not know it.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell closes distinguished Forest Service career, announces retirement

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell closes distinguished Forest Service career, announces retirement

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

Science says forests should be left to burn

Science says forests should be left to burn

Fire fighters from the Saanich Peninsula recently joined other nearly 4,000 fire fighters from across B.C. and around the world, to combat wildfires in B.C.’s interior in what is quickly becoming the worst wildfire season on record.

Cutting crews sought in effort to stop spread of pine beetles 

Cutting crews sought in effort to stop spread of pine beetles 

The U.S. Forest Service announced that it is seeking to contract saw crews to fell trees as part of the efforts to control or stop Southern pine beetle infestations that threaten tens of thousands of acres of pine forests in four national forests in Mississippi.

$4M Mt. Shasta area ‘forest health and conservation project’ announced

$4M Mt. Shasta area ‘forest health and conservation project’ announced

The project is a collaboration among CAL FIRE, the Pacific Forest Trust, Michigan-California Timber Company, and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

World's third-largest rain forest may disappear in ten years

World’s third-largest rain forest may disappear in ten years

According to new studies, half of Papua New Guinea’s tropical forests could vanish by 2021.

Mechanical forest thinning begins in Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff

Mechanical forest thinning begins in Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff

For the next four and a half months, the sounds of feller bunchers, processors and lumber trucks will be a common one around the lower Dry Lake Hills and the base of Mount Elden.

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects is underway.

Russ Vaagen: Smoke - what's the story with all the smoke? What can be done?

Russ Vaagen: Smoke – what’s the story with all the smoke? What can be done?

Smoke from Wildfires has been affecting more than just those living near the fire-prone forests.

U.S. Forest Service researcher studies firefighting decisions as costs escalate

U.S. Forest Service researcher studies firefighting decisions as costs escalate

In 1995, the U.S. Forest Service spent 16 percent of its total budget on fighting fires.

The Sundance Fire remembered 

The Sundance Fire remembered 

The 1967 Sundance Fire will be remembered in four ceremonies marking the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic northern Idaho conflagration.

Sinks or stores? World’s forests are key to fight against global warming

In 2013, Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc hacked his way through a remote jungle on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The modern-day Indiana Jones was on the trail of a huge discovery: a lost Mayan city obscured by centuries of nearly impenetrable forest. It wasn’t the first ancient city unearthed from the jungle: Sprajc found two others in the area the following year, and archaeologists have been discovering Mayan, Incan and Aztecan cities deep in Central and South American jungles for a century or more.

More trees mean less flooding, urban forestry advocate says 

More trees mean less flooding, urban forestry advocate says 

Susannah Burley was dealing with an insurance adjuster when I caught up with her to talk about green infrastructure in the aftermath of the most recent unexpected New Orleans flood.

Q&A with George L. Geissler: Oklahoma forester strives to leave a legacy of acres of healthy trees

Q&A with George L. Geissler: Oklahoma forester strives to leave a legacy of acres of healthy trees

Likely due to the first line in its state song, Oklahoma largely is regarded as a plains state.

As climate warms, an exploding larch beetle population is transforming Minnesota's forests

As climate warms, an exploding larch beetle population is transforming Minnesota’s forests

Eastern larch beetles, tiny burrowing bugs native to Minnesota, are exploding in number across the state’s northern forest and have killed or damaged about a third of the state’s tamarack trees — one of the first clear signs of a rapidly changing climate.

Forest stewardship keeps Georgia grandmother independent 

Forest stewardship keeps Georgia grandmother independent 

Sandra Cummings is an African American woman who is a part owner of two forested landscapes in Georgia.

From forest to faucet

From forest to faucet

Do you know where your water comes from?

Five safety tips for the 2017 solar eclipse

Five safety tips for the 2017 solar eclipse

This summer’s solar eclipse will be an experience you won’t want to miss.

Montana: Mineral County joins American Forest Resource Council

Montana: Mineral County joins American Forest Resource Council

The Mineral County Commissioners moved to join the American Forest Resource Council.