Blog: Building capacity for long-term forest stewardship
Faced with the prospect of another devastating wildfire year, California policymakers are seeking ways to accelerate the pace and scale of forest management. Urgency is warranted, especially in the dry mixed-conifer forests that dominate many headwater regions of the state. Decades of fire suppression have left California’s forests too dense and prone to disease. Two exceptional droughts over the past decade have turned these forests into tinderboxes, primed for extreme wildfires. Forest management can mitigate wildfire risk; we just have to act fast and over much larger areas to reap the benefits.
- Audubon: Federal Action Needed to Address Disastrous Drought, Wildfires, and Ecosystem Degradation in the West
- Marin Independent Journal: Corte Madera Creek advocates push for restoration project
- CBS San Francisco: Drought putting Bay Area trees under stress; ‘give them water’ says water district
- Bakersfield Californian: Start a garden that can thrive in a drought