University of California Cooperative Extension forestry is dedicated to extending the resources of the University of California to local residents and landowners to help them solve natural resources problems. This website contains information, resources, publications, and big ideas about how to steward forest land in California. Topics of interest for California forests are listed on the left tabs. Most have associated publications and educational opportunities embedded within topic pages. Resources including technical and financial assistance programs, informational websites, and educational opportunities are listed in the top tabs.
UCCE recently published a comprehensive educational series on forest stewardship for forest landowners. This 24 part publication can be downloaded for free here: Forest Stewardship Series (Parts 1 through 24). Each of the series publications is also available separately on the topic pages on the left and under the publication tab above.
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Forest Research and Outreach Blog
Reposted from UCANR news Whether you call them wild hogs, feral pigs, feral hogs, wild boars, Russian boars or Eurasian boars, by any name the hairy beasts are wrecking crews on California lands. In rangelands, forests and farms,...
Center for Forestry News
More Than 100 Million Dead Trees in California
Posted 11/30/2016 - "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...
U.S. federal fire and forest policy: emphasizing resilience in dry forests
Posted 11/16/2016 - Current U.S. forest fire policy emphasizes short-term outcomes versus long-term goals. This perspective drives managers to focus on the protection of high-valued resources, whether ecosystem-based or developed infrastructure, at the expense of forest...