More Rim Fire Pictures

All too often, once a firestorm goes cold, a fickle public thinks the disaster is over with, as the skies clear of smoke. In the situation of the Rim Fire, the public hasn’t had much chance to see the real damages within the fire’s perimeter. All back roads have been closed since the fire was …

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The Transformation of Timberland Ownership and Markets in North America

Thanks to Craig Rawlings of the Forest Business Network for posting this here. It’s not every day I get to hear one of America’s top forest industry CEOs speak on the global state of our industry. Mike Covey, CEO of Potlatch Corporation, recently spent the day in Missoula meeting with University of Montana College of …

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Logical Inconsistencies in Some Selected Positions Taken by those Who Oppose Sound Forest Management

Position 1: Management by foresters has a consistently negative impact on the global environment and is therefore an unacceptable alternative to letting nature take its course. Logical Inconsistencies: – Management of endangered/threatened species by biologists is necessary to save them in spite of the evolutionary process of survival of the fittest. – Management of non …

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Timber In Oregon and Much Much More

This is the city of Beaverton, OR library. You would think that information about the forest sector would be readily available in Oregon, and sure enough, thanks to a helpful friend of the blog at OSU, these reports were found. An amazing amount of information and helpful graphics. Check them out! ..they probably are on …

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To Manage, Perchance to Sell, Forest Vegetation on Public Lands: Why or Why Not?

We have been discussing what lies behind our different worldviews on a deeper level, or at least trying to, for some time. Recently, Mike Wood asked us to talk about our interests here. For some reason, this ran out of steam, but now our guest, Bryan Bird, volunteered to engage in this discussion. The discussion …

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Colorado Forest Products (TM) PSAs

Found these PSAs for Colorado Forest Products (TM) in my email this afternoon. The Colorado State Forest Service is very excited to announce that next week our first series of public service announcements (PSAs) featuring our Colorado Forest Products™ program will begin airing on the networks of 9News (KUSA, KTVD). The creative process involved with …

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Plantation Thinning Success on the Rim Fire

Derek tipped me off about the new BAER fire severity maps, yesterday, and I was happy to see that the efforts to thin plantations has resulted in lower fire intensities. Here is the link to both high and low resolution maps. It is not surprising that fire intensities outside of this thinning project I worked …

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Dr. Paul Adams Responds to Oregonian Water Quality Story

UPDATE: HW Policy & Mgmt – AdamsP 07 is a copy of the Adams paper that Loup Loup referred to. This article was run in the Oregonian on Aug. 20 entitled “Do Oregon’s clear-cut and pesticide buffers protect drinking water from creeks, rivers? “. It makes one wonder if this was timed to raise this …

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Yosemite Wildfire Study

While browsing for historical fire maps, I ran across this interesting study of Yosemite wildfire issues. I scanned some of the study and felt it would be useful information. http://staff.washington.edu/jlutz/Publications/Lutz_vanWagtendonk_Thode_Miller_Franklin_Climate_Fire_IJWF_2009.pdf I didn’t know that there are fewer individual and less severe wildfires in the early season, due to snowpack’s effect on thunderstorm development. The Forest …

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The Colville Experiment

This sounds like an interesting approach. Here’s the news story. COLVILLE, WA – Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) held a Summit with a panel of local business and community leaders involved in the Colville National Forest to discuss how to more effectively utilize Forest Service land to promote healthier forests, reduce the risks of …

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