- (Public Value) UCANR: Protecting California's natural resources
For the past four years, Kim Ingram, Forest Stewardship Education coordinator, has been listening closely to the private forest landowners who participate in her Forest Stewardship Workshop series. During the workshops, landowners share their experiences clearing thickets of vegetation, replanting post-wildfire and tackling invasive species, and their concerns of who will take care of their forest when they're gone.
To alleviate their stress, Ingram turns to natural resource professionals at CAL FIRE, local...
- Author: Kim Ingram
According to the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) 2019 report for California, 179,446 acres of forestland convert to non-forest use (such as subdivisions for residential or commercial development) annually. While that may seem like a relatively small number compared to the 31+ million acres of forestland overall in California, it means a great deal if that land is next to yours.
For 32 years, the USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE have collaborated with forest landowners and other partners to preserve over 117,000 acres of forest lands in California through the Forest Legacy Program. The goals of the...
Earth Day 2023 celebrates the ways in which we can all invest in our planet, and forest landowners play a considerable role in this. Part of being a forest landowner is deciding where and when to invest your time, money, and energy. To assist them, the UCCE Forest Research and Outreach team collaborated with four experienced landowners to highlight ten tools a first-time forest landowner can invest in.
Listed below, these ten tools expand past saws and rakes to include tools that educate landowners and support their management activities. We hope this compilation gives readers new to forest management a proper start.
- Author: Brenda Dawson
The cooling shade of UC Davis' mature, leafy trees impressed Nurjannah Wiryadimejo enough to help the now-graduating senior choose to become an Aggie.
“When I first came to Davis, what struck me was how beautiful the cork oaks are. I'd never seen such beautiful tree-lined streets like the ones by the Memorial Union,” she said.
“But now I've realized that a lot of the trees on campus aren't well suited for the future climate, when there will be more heat and extreme weather events,” said the environmental science and management major.
In fact, a majority of the 20,000 trees on campus may be vulnerable to climate change and unsuitable to grow here by the end of the century — according...
April showers bring May flowers…along with the less colorful tax season. When you're a forest landowner, filing taxes is more complicated than it would be when only reporting one's wages. But don't let that intimidate you. For both new and experienced landowners, an excellent introduction to forestland income taxation is the Federal Owner's Guide to the Federal Income Tax, Agricultural Handbook No. 731, available here. In addition, here is a compilation of the top tax tips that you should keep in mind, pulled from the USDA Forest Service's “Tax Tips for Forest Landowners: 2022 Tax Year”. Read the full guide