Redwood Forest Management
Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) is the largest of eight California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) state forests. This is a working forest that conducts research on redwood forest ecology and management, and demonstrates forestry practices while providing excellent recreational opportunities.
More information can be found on JDSF on the Cal Fire website.
Established in 1961 as a cooperative effort between the CAL FIRE and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, this continuing project has evolved from a simple paired watershed study into one of the most comprehensive and detailed investigations of the effects of timber management on streamflow, erosion and sedimentation.
(Circa 1940) A 10min video and very worth watching.
Katy Tajha, 2013. Arcadia Publishing. Note that this link takes you to a preview of the book.
(Smith 1903) - Excerpt from a 1903 document describing redwood and other forest types in Mendocino County.
Coble et al., 2020 - "We identify three distinct periods of expected low flow responses as regrowth occurs following forest harvest... Our review suggests that the magnitude of low flow responses attenuates downstream as a broader mosaic of stand ages occurs and multiple hydrological periods are represented."
(Brown and Baxter, 2003) - Reconstructed fire history in old-growth redwood stands along an ocean-to-inland gradient in Jackson Demonstration State Forest.