Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley
About the Center
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.
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Forest Research and Outreach
Five-foot zone free of plants can help rural homes’ fire survival
Posted 3/19/2015 - California law requires homeowners in wildfire-prone areas to create 100 feet of defensible space around their dwellings. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) experts suggest going a bit farther by creating a five-foot buffer...
Center for Forestry News
Added February 23, 2015
The Center for Forestry submitted both written and oral comments at the Forest Climate Action Team (FCAT) Public Meeting on February 20, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. The The FCAT was established as part of the 2014 Climate Change Scoping Plan...
Added January 23, 2015
Check out this great video about Blodgett and the work we do there.
Added January 22, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY College of Natural Resources, Center for Forestry EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - 2015 Multiple openings (1-2): Forest Resource Assistants University of California Personnel Manual Title: Agricultural...
The Forest Steward Blog
How to train your giant sequoia
Posted 4/5/2013 - Article reviewed: Density effects on giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) growth through 22 years: Implications for restoration and plantation management By R. York, K O’Hara, and J. Battles, published in Western Journal of...
The beautiful fall colors of the conifer forest: small orange flames and big yellow machines
Posted 1/18/2013 - Article reviewed: Fuel treatment longevity in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest By S. Stephens, B. Collins, and G. Roller. Published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management, 285: 204-212 The plot line: This study looks at how long fire...