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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…

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…

The Fireplace Mantel

  The better part of Saturday was spent setting up this blog. Frustrated (and that’s putting it nicely), I could not get my URL to work.  After sending a couple of messages to Hostgator, I found out URL’s take awhile to get up and running.  Success…Finally!  After wondering what I would write about to kick…