Reducing Fire Hazard

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Ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest are home to the native bark beetle. However, human influence, denser forests, and increased temperatures and drought events have led to recent bark beetle outbreaks that threaten the health of ponderosa stands. Where dead trees stand, fire can move as much as three times more rapidly, creating dangerous conditions for firefighters and residents. Restoration treatments can be used to help restore the balance needed in ponderosa pine ecosystems.
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Author:  Nicole Strong, Extension Forester, Deschutes/Crook/Jefferson/Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

 
Event
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Forests at the Top of the Lake

A Combined Annual Meeting of the Michigan Forest Association & Michigan Tree Farm System

Newberry and Engadine Michigan, September 14‐15, 2018

Featuring a Women Owning Woodlands hike Friday, September 14 in the Newberry area

For full event information, click here!

 

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The Okefenokee wildlife refuge wildfire is a good reminder that wildfires can happen anytime, anywhere. Normally spring rains keep the soils, plants and trees moist in this portion of northern Florida and southern Georgia. This year the springs rain did not come and the lack of precipitation allowed the woods to dry out. This, in turn, made the woods more prone to fire caused by a lightning strike.
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Tired of watching reruns on television? Check out this University of California Extension education series for woodland owners.
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Review of article on biochar use in the forest and in gardens. Researcher recommends burning woody debris.
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There’s a new kid in town in the world of wildfire, known by the name of the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC).
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Knowing wildfire basics can help you identify and address potential risks around your home and property. All fires need three components: fuel, heat and oxygen.
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Today, wildfire behavior is changing. While you can’t eliminate wildfire threat, you can increase your home’s chance of survival if a fire does occur.
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The only constant is change.

A saying attributed to Heraclitus that resonates strongly with those of us who spend time in forests. You have to look closely for the clues: stumps or lack thereof, holes and mounds, scars, downed logs, clues that tell the story of an ever-changing landscape.
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It makes perfect sense to heat with wood. We harvest from within a 10-mile radius of our home. We remove wood from the national forest, from fire-suppressed choked stands full of dead standing and dead downed lodgepole pine. This is forest restoration at it’s most sustainable.
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Some forest management practices may help prepare your woodlands to better cope with future weather extremes.
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Ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest are home to the native bark beetle. However, human influence, denser forests, and increased temperatures and drought events have led to recent bark beetle outbreaks that threaten the health of ponderosa stands. Where dead trees stand, fire can move as much as three times more rapidly, creating dangerous conditions for firefighters and residents. Restoration treatments can be used to help restore the balance needed in ponderosa pine ecosystems.
Article
Author:  Nicole Strong, Extension Forester, Deschutes/Crook/Jefferson/Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

 
Event
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - 8:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Forests at the Top of the Lake

A Combined Annual Meeting of the Michigan Forest Association & Michigan Tree Farm System

Newberry and Engadine Michigan, September 14‐15, 2018

Featuring a Women Owning Woodlands hike Friday, September 14 in the Newberry area

For full event information, click here!

 

LOCATION
Article
The Okefenokee wildlife refuge wildfire is a good reminder that wildfires can happen anytime, anywhere. Normally spring rains keep the soils, plants and trees moist in this portion of northern Florida and southern Georgia. This year the springs rain did not come and the lack of precipitation allowed the woods to dry out. This, in turn, made the woods more prone to fire caused by a lightning strike.
Article
Tired of watching reruns on television? Check out this University of California Extension education series for woodland owners.
Article
Review of article on biochar use in the forest and in gardens. Researcher recommends burning woody debris.