August 7, 2018 Inside this issue • Red Sky at Night… • Briefs: The Best in Forest Management News and Commentary • Commentary: Base Endangered Species Act rules on science, not ideology and emotion • Mapping America’s wildfires, smoke • Sign up for daily forestry
Southern Oregon is suffering from the worst air quality in the nation. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s air monitoring stations have recorded air quality measurements ranging from “very unhealthy” to “hazardous.” The situation has deteriorated to the point that officials
by Steve Kariainen: HFHC Great Lakes Director Most of us know, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.” There appears to be a scientific basis for the rhyme, as sunlight passing through dirty air
The Southwest and Inter-Mountain West once had vibrant forest products industries that contributed to social, economic and environmental vitality of many communities. That “forest infrastructure” was decimated as changes in federal forest management all but eliminated timber harvesting from national forests.
Michael T. Rains, a retired Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and a board member of the National Wildfire Institute (NWI) shared the following letter with us. It is addressed to President Trump, reiterating the need for a national
Last year’s Meyers and Little Hogbackfires in Southwest Montana burned separately for two months, not stopping until the first rain and snow extinguished their growth in mid-September. Combined, these fires spread across multiple national forests, jurisdictions, wilderness areas and private lands.
The start of the 2018 wildfire season is a reminder of the importance of active forest management in Southern Oregon. That’s why we’re alerting you to an opportunity to provide public comment on a major forest project northeast of Medford
by Jim Petersen, Evergreen Foundation Oregon lumberman, Ted Freres, 68, died Sunday morning, June 3, in a Salem hospital following a long battle with cancer. Mr. Freres was the youngest of four sons born to T.G. Freres, founder of the
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).