Tag Archive for California

The Forest Foundation

Educational Resource at Your Fingertips In California, we are fortunate to have a valuable resource for learning about our forests.  The Forest Foundation has a wealth of information for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in trees, forests, or forestry.  Teachers can order by mail, or download free, a host of educational materials about California…

Forests Change Over Time

Many people have a subtle perception that our time on earth is similar to those who came before us.   Our brief 60 to 90 year life-span is but a blip on the timeline of history.  Take a look at people’s perception of how forests look today.  Many believe forests have always looked similar to how they are…

Even-Aged Management…Why?

Clear cutting or even-age management is a controversial subject for some people who become concerned when they see openings in the forest. However, appearances can be deceiving.  Most trees don’t grow well in a shady forest. By opening up the forest and allowing the sun to hit the ground, we allow for the growth of young…

Pacific Fisher Returns to the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains

The California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), launched a seven-year study in December, 2009 that will assess how fishers use northern Sierra forests after a nearly 100-year absence.  Fifteen fishers were released during the winter of 2009/10 and 13 more…

A Letter of Thanks for Common Sense

My friend, Jeff Fowle,  is a rancher from Etna, CA, and the person who inspired me to pursue social media as a positive way to communicate my story to the world.   So simple (not for those technically challenged like me)…he tells his day-to-day experiences from the back of a horse, the seat of a pickup, the end of…