Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

A mile off the nearest gravel road in a stand of young aspen, balsam and birch, a four-man crew from the St. Louis County Surveyor’s Office hopped off their tracked ATVs and loaded up their backpacks for a walk in the woods.

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program advocacy fact sheet

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program advocacy fact sheet

Forests provide half our nation’s water, support millions of jobs, store carbon, produce timber, offer vast recreational opportunities, provide habitat to thousands of species, and generate billions of dollars in annual economic activity.

Fuels reduction slows Milli Fire

Fuels reduction slows Milli Fire

Thinning, Mowing and Prescribed Fire completed earlier this year has helped firefighters battle the Milli Fire outside of Sisters.

We're entering an era of mega-fire

We’re entering an era of mega-fire

What Hansen really focuses on is telling the story of fire management and mitigation in the West, layered with the added context of history, science, landscape, and human behavior.

Being ‘Good Neighbors’ boosts forest health

Being ‘Good Neighbors’ boosts forest health

Forests know no jurisdictional bounds.

What the wildfire funding fix means for recreation

What the wildfire funding fix means for recreation

The funding fix helps avoid “fire borrowing” and treats wildfires similarly to other natural disasters.

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements, Oregon State University reported.

Forests need water. Without water, there is no vegetation. When it rains over a forest, the rainwater wets the leaves and the soil surface. The water that temporarily stays on top of the leaves will evaporate when the sun comes out again. The water in the soil will be taken up by the trees and transpire through the leaves, which contributes to the growth of the tree.

Forests need water and we need forests: The water footprint of wood and derived products

Forests need water.

Technology is coming to a log landing near you

Technology is coming to a log landing near you

As technologies progress and become ever-more affordable, members of our industry are going to figure out how to use it to make things safer, faster and more efficient.

Forest industry in the Northeast

Forest industry in the Northeast

After a few years of market turmoil, the Northeast’s forest industry is showing signs of stability and some real opportunities for growth.

US Forest Service looking to stay one step ahead of upcoming wildfire season with Mission Restoration Project

US Forest Service looking to stay one step ahead of upcoming wildfire season with Mission Restoration Project

The US Forest Service is looking to stay one step ahead of the upcoming wildfire season with the proposed Mission Restoration Project in Okanogan County.

UMFK welcomes new professor of forestry

UMFK welcomes new professor of forestry

The University of Maine at Fort Kent recently welcomed Nicole Rogers to the forestry faculty.

Nevergreen

Climate Change Theory – more focus needs to be on pollution

Climate Change is a theory that is being tested and better understood all the time.

OSU study: Carbon benefits in forest management change

OSU study: Carbon benefits in forest management change

Oregon could eliminate an estimated 17 percent of carbon emissions from its forest ecosystems in the next century by increasing the amount of forested area and lengthening times between harvests, according to a new study from the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and EcoSpatial Services LLC.

Stewardship agreement brings together tree-huggers and lumberjacks

Stewardship agreement brings together tree-huggers and lumberjacks

The 2014 Farm Bill allowed the U.S. Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy to enter into this stewardship agreement, just one of 13 nationwide.

Missoula County proposes forest thinning, development guidelines in new wildfire protection plan

Missoula County proposes forest thinning, development guidelines in new wildfire protection plan

Prodded by last summer’s wildfires, Missoula County is revising its Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a document that identifies wildfire risks across 2,300 square miles and the actions needed to reduce or eliminate those risks.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards nearly $3 million for forest health and watershed restoration projects

Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards nearly $3 million for forest health and watershed restoration projects

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board approved nearly $3 million in grants for projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region.

Making clearcuts less ugly

Making clearcuts less ugly

Over the past several years, OFRI has surveyed Oregonians on how they view forest management.

Female firefighter to lead Forest Service amid scandal

Female firefighter to lead Forest Service amid scandal

After a career spent battling wildland fires across the West, U.S. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen must now confront another sort of crisis: the harassment and bullying of women that’s persisted in the agency’s male-dominated culture despite numerous efforts at reform.

U.S. Forest Service Chief resigns amid sexual harassment accusations

U.S. Forest Service Chief resigns amid sexual harassment accusations

The head of the United States Forest Service stepped down amid an investigation into sexual harassment accusations against him, a spokesman for the Agriculture Department said.