- Author: Grace Dean
For Yolo County's Tracy Katelman, being a self-proclaimed “treehugger” was a part of her identity. A forester though? “I wasn't planning on getting my forester's license,” she told me. “When I helped start the Institute for Sustainable Forestry in Humboldt County in 1991, we were exploring how to empower small forestland owners to restore their cut-over forests. After receiving a CAL FIRE grant, I learned I had to be a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) to legally talk to people about how to manage their forestlands.” That began a long career in natural resource education, a topic for which Katelman is passionate. She currently serves on...
- 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...