Deans of Forestry at Oregon State Univeristy Thomas Maness, Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford pose in their recent article, that when it comes to proper management of our public forests, some would like to take a page from the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu. He posed the concept of non-action as an approach to life. In..
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) released this great little vid about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wildland Fire Community Assistance Program. With a focus on prevention, education, mitigation and cooperator assistance, the BLM partners with communities to provide funding and technical expertise for hazardous fuels reduction on adjacent non-federal lands, completing Community Wildfire..
Prescribed fire on Loup Farm in Oregon. Photo: Jason Houston. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is celebrating a record year for controlled burns in 2016, helping to restore forests, protect water and safeguard communities. TNC led controlled burns on 154,577 acres in 2016, surpassing their yearly average of 118,000. Completed in close coordination with fire departments,..
For thousands of years, California Indians used fire as a tool for managing natural resources. Throughout the state, Native peoples conducted cultural burns on a wide range of plants. Their fire regimes created diverse habitat mosaics..
Jim Hubbard, Deputy Chief, US Forest Service, Retired. Photo: Tommy Martino Jim Hubbard spent 11 years as Deputy Chief for Fire and Aviation for the US Forest Service and 20 years as Colorado’s State Forester. He’s no stranger to the challenges facing land and fire management agencies. Speaking recently at the annual Mike and Mabelle..