Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley
University of California
Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley

Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley

About the Center

The Center for Forestry brings together researchers to create and disseminate knowledge concerning ecosystem processes, human interactions and value systems, and restoration and operational forestry management practice.

The Center for Forestry is located in the College of Natural Resources on the University of California, Berkeley Campus. It also serves as part of the system-wide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The center is co-directed by Bill Stewart, forestry extension specialist, and Scott Stephens, professor of fire sciences.  For  additional information or inquiries, please contact Carlin Starrs, policy analyst.


9/19 - Action Needed to Improve Health of California’s Headwater Forests

“Actions to arrest the decline in forest health will take place far from urban centers,” said Van Butsic, a coauthor of the report and a forestry expert with UC Berkeley’s cooperative extension. “But all Californians will benefit through continued supplies of high-quality water, natural environments, forest products, and recreational landscapes.”

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6/12 - Wildfires and climate change are fueling each other, creating a vicious cycle

"Right now, forests absorb global-warming pollution. But that's changing as temperatures rise." Featuring Center researcher Dr. Brandon Collins

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6/9 - As funds dry up, Oakland struggles to manage fire risk in hills

"As the days turn drier in the Oakland hills and a major source of fire prevention funding evaporates, fire safety advocates say there are inadequate resources to combat the perennial risk of wildfire, especially on neglected public lands." Featuring Center co-director Dr. Scott Stephens

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Satomi joins UCCE as forestry advisor
Posted 8/31/2017 - Ricky Satomi joined UCCE on May 15, 2017, as an Area Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor in Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou counties. Satomi earned an M.S. in forestry from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in...

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