Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley
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Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley

Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley

About the Center

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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.

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...

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Forest Research and Outreach

Music professor receives patent to help fight bark beetles ravaging Western forests
Posted 3/17/2017 - Reposted from University of California News UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has joined forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout...

Center for Forestry News

  • 1/3 - Grouse Ridge Forest Easement for Bear Yuba Land Trust PG&E Land Donated to University of California

    Added January 3, 2017

    As part of its land conservation commitment, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently donated 1,459 acres to the University of California (UC). The transfer was immediately followed by the conveyance of a conservation easement to Bear Yuba...

  • 12/7 - Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias

    Added December 14, 2016

    "Todd Dawson's field equipment always includes ropes and ascenders, which he and his team use to climb hundreds of feet into the canopies of the world's largest trees, California's redwoods." Now with the help of drones, there is no need for...

  • More Than 100 Million Dead Trees in California

    Added November 30, 2016

    "The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010...

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