Unlikely pair working to save our forests

Unlikely pair working to save our forests

Each year, forests face a growing threat.

African Americans in Palm Springs neighborhood want 'racist' row of trees gone

African Americans in Palm Springs neighborhood want ‘racist’ row of trees gone

In Palm Springs, a row of tamarisk trees separates the Crossley Tracts, a historically black neighborhood, from a city golf course.

Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon 

Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil’s Amazon 

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country’s environment minister said.

Forest management and wildfires in perspective

Forest management and wildfires in perspective

The summer of 2017 certainly set new records for Montana, both for acres burned, money spent in suppression tactics and smoke that over a two-month period often created air pollution double that of the most polluted city in the world: Beijing, China.

2017: How do we live with fire?

New nonprofit journalism venture hosts public forum on living with fire

Treesource, a new online magazine promoting “forest journalism for a sustainable future,” will host a public forum Oct. 24 on living with fire and the record-setting 2017 wildfire season.

Wisconsin has a lot to celebrate during Forest Products Week

Wisconsin has a lot to celebrate during Forest Products Week

Forest Products Week highlights and recognizes the forest products businesses and organizations that keep this manufacturing sector of Wisconsin healthy.

OSU researchers respond to Oregon wildfires

OSU researchers respond to Oregon wildfires

Professors provide fire-conscious landscaping methods.

Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?

Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?

Thinning of forests in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West.

Forest Service, conservation group work to thin more forests

Forest Service, conservation group work to thin more forests

The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Service plan to work together on a new approach to thinning Arizona’s overgrown forests.

Oregon celebrates Forest Products Week

Oregon celebrates Forest Products Week

Gov. Kate Brown has declared Oct. 15-21 as “Oregon Forest Products Week” in recognition of Oregon’s leadership in manufacturing wood products, developing innovative wood products, and designing and constructing tall wood buildings.

New era: collaborate – we need solutions, not excuses and blame

It’s time to focus on solutions rather than worry about who was right 30 years ago.

Missoula urban forest getting noticed 

Missoula urban forest getting noticed 

It’s one of Missoula’s largest urban forests you may not have noticed before.

Thinning forests for Flagstaff Watershed Protection reason to celebrate

Thinning forests for Flagstaff watershed protection reason to celebrate

As wildfires rage across California and the death toll mounts, it’s an appropriate time to assess the fire risks facing the Flagstaff region, too.

African American forest owners benefit from industry partnership

African American forest owners benefit from industry partnership

Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina.

Independent commission recommends new approaches to forest sector research in U.S.

Independent commission recommends new approaches to forest sector research in U.S.

A report by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Forest and Forest Products Research and Development in the U.S. in the 21st Century, released by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, calls for changes in the way forest and forest products research is addressed.

Fuels management can be a big help in dealing with wildfires

Fuels management can be a big help in dealing with wildfires

My wildland fire experience began in 1973 at a U.S. Forest Service fire research lab, conducting early fire behavior studies.

There’s a climate bomb under your feet

There’s a climate bomb under your feet

Soil locks away carbon just as the oceans do.

How does disturbance shape Canada's forests 

How does disturbance shape Canada’s forests 

Fire, insects and disease constantly affect Canada’s forests.

Nevergreen

A to Z An excellent example of collaboration and stewardship

The A to Z project is an excellent example of how collaboration can drive stewardship efforts forward to further our collective interests.

Why does this famous protector of trees now want to cut some down? 

Why does this famous protector of trees now want to cut some down? 

Jerry Franklin has spent much of his life in the company of giants. From his childhood in the woods of Washington state to a scientific career that catapulted him to international prominence, the towering trees of the U.S. Pacific Northwest have shaped his world. In the 1980s, the forest ecologist became a hero to many conservationists thanks to research that helped lead to a controversial 1994 plan protecting millions of hectares of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest from logging.