Montana’s congressional delegation all played important roles in securing forestry and firefighting solutions in the recent federal appropriations bill. Among these solutions, fixing federal wildfire suppression funding and addressing the so-called “Cottonwood” court decision will enable our federal land managers
by Tim O’Hara The 2018 Farm Bill offers a reasonable solution to improve young forest habitat on federal lands with provisions for a categorical exclusion for the purpose of creating young forests. Young forests (less than twenty years of age)
By Kent Jacobson: Good Neighbor Coordinator, Superior National Forest The Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Minnesota are collaborating with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry, towards the successful implementation of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA).
Forest mortality exceeded net growth on America’s national forest timberlands in 2016, based on data publicly available from the U.S. Forest Service. Forest growth was 48 percent of mortality, while timber harvests were just 11 percent of what is dying
by Tim O’Hara: HFHC Great Lakes Director In Federal FY2018 the National Forests in MN, WI and MI are estimating a timber program that has not been reached in more than 20 years. This has been achieved through collaborative efforts
U.S. Forest Service Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen recently told a U.S. Senate panel her agency faces a potential $300 million budget shortfall due to increasing wildfire suppression costs. This means once again the agency could be forced to “borrow” money