With our backs to the giant view of Mission Bay focusing on strategy! Photo: Kate Lighthall The Western Region of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy gathered last week in San Diego for its semi annual face-to-face meeting. Over two days, core team and senior regional leaders met to discuss the role and function of..
Clean drinking water, wildfire safe communities, improved habitats for wildlife — just some of the benefits we all realize from sustained efforts to restore forests. Restoration hits home for all of us because it delivers benefits we want and need. Many people — at times even with seemingly different concerns — are willing to come..
Photo: Clearwater Basin Collaborative The Clearwater Basin Collaborative Committee was recently recognized with the Abraham Lincoln External Partnership Honor Award for their thoughtful deliberative problem solving that resulted in accelerated restoration and ecological, social, and economic benefits for the citizens of North Central Idaho. The group has collaborated on dozens of restoration projects, including the..
Fire near Hayfork, CA in August 2015. Photo: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic Creative In an introduction to Stephen Pyne’s new book, Between Two Fires, this article sums up Pyne’s historical account of a fire policy of prevention to today’s restoration burning. The author recounts Pyne’s beliefs that while the Forest Service and other agencies have long..
The Six Rivers National Forest has begun implementing its Roots and Shoots project, on the Orleans and Lower Trinity ranger districts. The project improves the growing conditions of collection materials, such as bear grass, willow, hazel, huckleberry and acorns that native practitioners use for food, baskets, jewelry and ceremonial purposes. The project also reintroduces low-intensity..