Forest fires in Maine: History and outlook

Forest fires in Maine: History and outlook

This was the year the West burned.

Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands

Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands

Researchers look to the past to better fight fire.

Barte Starker, member of prominent timber family, dies at 67

Barte Starker, member of prominent timber family, dies at 67

Barte Starker spent his professional career growing timber for his family business, but the people who knew him best said he quietly devoted much of his personal time to helping his industry and his community thrive.

Climate change: UM study finds Rocky Mountain forests losing resilience to wildfires 

Climate change: UM study finds Rocky Mountain forests losing resilience to wildfires 

With the climate growing hotter and drier, the regeneration of Rocky Mountain forests after summer wildfires is expected to diminish, if they come back at all.

This award winning logger doesn't even have a chain-saw. Not an ax either

This award winning logger doesn’t even have a chain-saw. Not an ax either

Imagine a lumberjack, an ax slung across one shoulder and a chain saw in the other hand.

New Mexico ranchers, environmental groups work to improve public lands

New Mexico ranchers, environmental groups work to improve public lands

A few years ago, ranchers in northern New Mexico were in a contentious dispute with environmental groups and the U.S. Forest Service over access to grazing land in the Jemez Mountains, all because of a tiny mouse.

Record 129 million dead trees in California

Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service today announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres.

Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests near Grand Canyon

Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests near Grand Canyon

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.

Respectful discourse at National American Forest Partnership a breath of fresh air

Respectful discourse at National American Forest Partnership a breath of fresh air

We live in a time of historically low trust and confidence in our institutions, whether they be banks, big business, the federal government, police, the media, science or religion.

Fight to save Alaska’s big-tree forests

Fight to save Alaska’s big-tree forests

In their dark-of-night tax plan, Republicans reopened the debate over logging old-growth trees that existed before Alaska became a territory, before the United States became a country.

Beetles are ravaging Europe’s oldest forest. Is logging the answer?

Beetles are ravaging Europe’s oldest forest. Is logging the answer?

It’s a cool, gray day in early October, and the town of Białowieża in northeast Poland looks peaceful.

The National Forest Foundation raises $1 million, celebrates 25th anniversary and honors Coca-Cola Company

The National Forest Foundation raises $1 million, celebrates 25th anniversary and honors Coca-Cola Company

Three big numbers framed the National Forest Foundation’s (NFF) 25th Anniversary Gala celebration in New York City Wednesday night: 1 million dollars raised for National Forests; 50 million trees that the NFF announced it will plant in the next seven years; and 1 billion liters of water the Coca-Cola Company has restored on National Forests across the country.

Will your next employee come from the U.S. Military?

Will your next employee come from the U.S. Military?

Many employers in the forest industry are looking for workers who can show up on time, follow procedures, and pass a drug screening test.

Balancing out the forestry workplace

Balancing out the forestry workplace

There’s a movement underway to encourage more women to work in the forest industry, and it’s getting some solid traction from forest company Tolko Industries—and full support from women who are now working in the industry.

Forest Service team, new technology to complete post-fire work in Montana

Forest Service team, new technology to complete post-fire work in Montana

The work is only beginning for the U.S. Forest Service when the last wisp of smoke disappears from any large wildfire.

Maine heritage timber: Retrieving old growth wood from a lake

Maine heritage timber: Retrieving old growth wood from a lake

Tom Shafer’s business is mining trees.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Cutting the People’s Tree

When Kirsten Kaiser the Three Rivers District Ranger called and asked if I would consider being the sawyer for the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, I just about said no.

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his passion for music and trees at FestForums

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his passion for music and trees at FestForums

When Chuck Leavell is touring with The Rolling Stones he is sharing his passion for music and trees.

Report: Urban wood utilization in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia

Report: Urban wood utilization in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia

Urban areas in the United States – in the South and nationwide – have expanded rapidly over the last few decades.

Strategies for success under forest service restoration initiatives

Strategies for success under forest service restoration initiatives

Over the last decade, the Forest Service has been implementing a series of new initiatives designed to accelerate cross-boundary, collaborative, integrated restoration.