Forest Advisor Michael Jones promotes a Forestry Program for Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties that focuses on efforts to keep oak and conifer forests and the habitat they provide healthy and productive. Through research, education, and advise the program encourages biodiversity and sustainable management of these forestlands.
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Preserving forestland through the Forest Legacy Program
According to the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) 2019 report for California, 179,446 acres of forestland convert to non-forest use (such as subdivisions for residential or commercial development) annually. While that may seem...
Top 10 Tools for New Forest Landowners
Earth Day 2023 celebrates the ways in which we can all invest in our planet, and forest landowners play a considerable role in this. Part of being a forest landowner is deciding where and when to invest your time, money, and energy. To assist them,...
Talking Good Fire: A Conversation with Drew Nelson
Forty acres of forestland- that's how much Drew Nelson and his wife lost during the Creek fire of 2020. “We had intentions of rebuilding there,” he told me, but “it was a really tough time after the fire.”...
How UC Davis Is Growing a Tree Canopy for Tomorrow’s Climate
The cooling shade of UC Davis' mature, leafy trees impressed Nurjannah Wiryadimejo enough to help the now-graduating senior choose to become an Aggie. “When I first came to Davis, what struck me was how beautiful the cork oaks are. I'd never...
For landowners seeking stress deductions: tax tips for the 2022 season
April showers bring May flowers…along with the less colorful tax season. When you're a forest landowner, filing taxes is more complicated than it would be when only reporting one's wages. But don't let that intimidate you. For both new...
Berkeley Forests Twitter
RT @UCsierraforest: 🧵Had a great weekend in the rain 5/6 to 8 at @berkeleyforests with students from the new @laketahoecc forestry program.… Posted 14 days ago
RT @UCsierraforest: Here is Ariel Roughton, @berkeleyforests manager rocking the post-fire field trip of the #MosquitoFire in the rain for… Posted 14 days ago
RT @UCsierraforest: The El Dorado Amador Prescribed Burn Association offers two upcoming burn workshops- a pile burn day at a landowner’s p… Posted 22 days ago
RT @lowseverityfire: In conifer forests, #wildfires can extend the effective lifespan of shaded fuel breaks! Happy to share our paper in @… Posted 28 days ago
RT @ESPM_Berkeley: WATCH: Todd Dawson—a professor in ESPM and Integrative Biology—tells @MaryKPIX that California's recent weather extremes… Posted 30 days ago