Evergreens crowding out oaks. Photo: Redwood National Park staff. A partnership of eight agencies and organizations, led by University of California Cooperative Extension, is bringing $2.6 million to Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties through the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The grant will fund oak woodland restoration efforts on private lands over the next 5 years,..
The new Wildland Fire Science Center targets a new era for fire science, with a disciplinary team of scientists at the Desert Research Institute taking lead. The new research center will support the development of advanced technologies and tools needed for better science and management, including the use of drones, satellites, and DRI’s biomass burning..
Report cover. Photo by Chris Stewart, USFS. Water is the arid West’s most precious and vulnerable resource. In order to protect clean water, it is vital to protect the forested ecosystems that play a critical role in capturing, filtering and storing this resource. Today’s severe wildfires pose a threat to our drinking water.While the West..
Before treatment. After treatment. Over the last few years the AFR Project team has developed additional partnerships with private landowners, and state and federal agencies to expand the project to include adjacent private lands under a Conservation Implementation Strategy. This expanded strategy, an all-lands approach, is important to the ultimate success of the project. By..
Cattle graze on managed rangeland near Tucson, AZ. Photo: Tim McCabe, NRCS. A team of rangeland scientists from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University studied the outcomes of low stress herding of livestock to reduce rangeland fire fuels. Dealing with the risk of wildfire has become a major challenge to livestock producers..