Tag Archive for Forest management

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…

Forest Thinning Would Yield Additional Water

  As the state looks for ways to meet ever-increasing water demands for a growing population and environmental needs, a representative from the California Forestry Association says the state should consider how much water is being transpired through the overly dense national forests of the Sierra Nevada. California could have plentiful, quality water in the…

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…

Hooting Spotted Owls and High School Students

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbMUk79Kfk Assuming you give a Hoot…have you ever wondered how foresters and biologists locate spotted owls?  They talk to them, of course.  Here’s a little snippet of one of our Wildlife Biologists, Kevin Roberts, as he demonstrates how to locate Spotted Owls using various calls, all done by mouth.  This demonstration was at the California Forestry Challenge (CFC), a program for high school…