- Author: Linda Forbes
Reposted from the UC ANR Employee News
Field day offers demonstrations, practical advice for landowners
In 2020 a team of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources land management experts began hosting a series of forest stewardship workshops for landowners. The team added a special online session focusing on targeted grazing in December 2021.../h2>
- Author: Matthew Shapero
Reposted from the UCANR Knowledge Stream
Catastrophic wildfires are becoming more frequent, more intense and more destructive in California. They are burning in a variety of vegetation types — from high-elevation northern-Californian coniferous forests to southern-Californian chaparral ecosystems — and some (e.g. the Thomas  and Tubbs, Sonoma County ) have been fanned by unusually strong wind events. Despite these differences, however, there is broad consensus that a major part of the uptick in catastrophic fires is the state's failure to adequately manage fuel loading in range- and...
- Author: Kat Kerlin
Treatments May Reduce Loss in Future Droughts and Bark Beetle Epidemics
- Author: Bill Stewart
- Posted by: Susie Kocher
By Bill Stewart, Co-Director, UC Center for Forestry, originally published at http://www.calforests.org/what-twenty-years-of-concerted-public-safety-oriented-forestry-looks-like/ on September 13, 2013
The 2013 Rim Fire that burned across large areas of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park brought national attention to the issue of how to increase the resiliency of forests to survive wildfires. There is considerable well-documented evidence that fuels are no longer limiting fires in the Western US and that they are getting larger and more expensive to...