2024 CA Tree School: New event brought forest stewardship education and connection to Mendocino and El Dorado counties
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“We have a responsibility now that we own a piece of land,” shared Antonio, a new forest landowner who attended this year's inaugural California Tree School with his partner. “It's important to take care of it.” A unique ‘one-stop-shop' for forestry education based upon the OSU Extension model, California Tree School was piloted this year in both Mendocino and El Dorado counties. Open tonew and experienced forest landowners, those who work in forestry, and ..read more
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Forest Stewardship Branches Out with California Tree School- Hopland
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1M ago
5,000 acres of Mendocino County oak woodlands provided the backdrop for UC ANR's first California Tree School session on May 4, which saw 45 forest landowners, natural resource professionals, and students join the UC ANR Forest Stewardship team at the Hopland REC for this special educational event. California Tree School, the ‘one stop shop' for forestry education modeled after Oregon State Extension's Tree School program, connected forested community members from across the ..read more
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Supporting Community Wildfire Preparedness: A Conversation with Tahoe RCD’s Jason Brand
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2M ago
When looking to improve a region's wildfire resiliency, considering the impact of neighborhood level action cannot be understated. By tapping into existing community ties, the Tahoe RCD's Network of Fire Adapted Communities (Tahoe Network) program is helping increase the number of Tahoe Basin homeowners taking proactive, educated steps toward wildfire preparedness. The Tahoe Network's multi-pronged approach utilizes information distribution and community organizing to support neighborhoods ..read more
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Connecting California’s forest landowners with CA Tree School
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3M ago
While trees and forests are often emblematic of constancy in a fast-paced world, our state's forests are actually changing before our eyes. Since 2020, the UC ANR Forest Stewardship Education (FSE) program has been helping California's forest landowners be proactive about the inevitable shifts their forestland will experience. The Forest Stewardship and Post-Fire Forest Resilience workshop programs utilize an online educational format, which guide landowners through the basics of ..read more
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Trunk to Table: Forest Stewardship visits the modernized UC Wood Products Lab at the Richmond Field Station
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3M ago
Today, the revitalization of the UC Wood Products laboratory at the Richmond Field Station outpost is led by Berkeley's UCCE Assistant Professors and Extension Specialists Dr. Daniel Sanchez and Dr. Paul Mayencourt. Sanchez leads the Carbon Removal Lab and his work advocates for the adoption of innovative biomass utilization technologies, which encourages policymakers and industry leaders to learn, collaborate and support utilization of woody biomass and wood products. Mayencourt researches ..read more
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Empowerment and Incentivization for Forest Management
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3M ago
Social Media Summary Protecting California's forests and building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems requires forest landowners, managers, and natural resource professionals to actively engage in stewardship. UC ANR's Forest Stewardship Education Initiative provides practical forest management information and hands-on skills to small forest landowners throughout California's forested communities. Since 2020, 100 landowners who attended a 9-week Forest Stewardship Workshop series ..read more
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New Film Profiles Immediate Actions to Restore California's Wildfire-vulnerable Forests
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5M ago
The new film "California's Watershed Healing" documents the huge benefits that result from restoring forests to healthier densities. UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute partnered with the nonprofit Chronicles Group to tell the story of these efforts, the science behind them, and pathways that dedicated individuals and groups are pioneering to scale up these urgent climate solutions. "California's forests are at a tipping point, owing to both climate stress and past unsustainable ..read more
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Wildfires Also Impact Aquatic Ecosystems
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5M ago
In devastating cases dotting the globe in recent years, climate warming has led to an increase in the number and severity of destructive wildfires. Climate change projections indicate that environmental and economic damage from wildfires will spread and escalate in the years ahead. While studies have analyzed impacts on land, new research from the University of California San Diego and other institutions indicates that aquatic ecosystems are also undergoing rapid changes as a result of ..read more
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Professors Create Exhibit That Explores California’s Fiery Future
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6M ago
Charred land may not look like much at first glance, but a controlled burn can benefit a landscape by rejuvenating the soil, maintaining healthy ecosystems and reducing the impact of future wildfires. Pyro Futures is a new exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis that explores the ways fire and fire stewardship can change California's landscapes. The collection was curated by Brett Milligan and Emily Schlickman, professors of landscape architecture and environmental design, who hope ..read more
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In Hotter Regions, Mammals Seek Forests, Avoid Human Habitats
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7M ago
The cool of the forest is a welcome escape on a hot day. This is especially true for mammals in North America's hottest regions, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study indicates that, as the climate warms, preserving forest cover will be increasingly important for wildlife conservation. The study, published today in the journal PNAS, found that North American mammals — from pumas, wolves and bears to rabbits, deer and opossums — consistently ..read more
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