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Evaluating and managing a healthy forest
Forestry Resource Coordinating Committee (FRCC) 2014 report
This report includes a set of recommendations to improve the private forest land in America
Forests and Watersheds: A Newsletter for Decision-Makers
Issue No. 1, July 2014. Published by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute.
Biochar Research at Colorado State University
What is Biochar? Is there a potential market for this woody biomass residue from forest product manufacturing operations? Read about the latest research from Colorado State University and Colorado State Forest Service’s Utilization and Marketing Program.
USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3005 Biological Research on Fire in the West
Wildland fires are a natural feature of many ecosystems, including grasslands, forests, and shrublands. However, years of fire exclusion have led to accumulations of dead fuels and increases in the density of fire-intolerant species.
Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuel Management in the Western United States
Fire suppression in the last century has resulted in forests with excessive amounts of biomass, leading to more severe wildfires, covering greater areas, requiring more resources for suppression and mitigation, and causing increased onsite and offsite damage to forests and watersheds. Forest managers are now attempting to reduce this accumulated biomass by thinning, prescribed fire, and other management activities. These activities will impact watershed health, particularly as larger areas are treated and treatment activities become more widespread in space and in time. Management needs, laws, social pressures, and legal findings have underscored a need to synthesize what we know about the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management activities. In this 2010 synthesis by the Rocky Mountain Research Station, 14 chapters were defined covering fire and forests, machinery, erosion processes, water yield and quality, soil and riparian impacts, aquatic and landscape effects, and predictive tools and procedures. These chapters provide an overview of our current understanding of the cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States.
Invasive Plants and Animals
Web page with information and resources on invasive plants and animals, from the Forest Guild website.
Multiple Job Opportunities - Cal Fire
CAL FIRE has changed its hiring process to be more nation-wide friendly, starting with the top sub-professional level classification. This does not require a forester’s license from California, just a four year degree in forestry or a related field or 7 years of progressively more responsible forestry experience. For more informaiton go to:
Partners in Community Forestry Post-Conference Site
The Partners in Community Forestry Post-Conference Site is now live! For those of you that were not able to attend the 2012 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference you can now view presentations from the conference on the post-conference website, where you can also view photos from the conference and sign up to receive information about the conference location for 2013!
Forest and Watershed Health Office Annual Report FY09
Description of actions taken in FY09 to implement the New Mexico State Forest and Watershed Health Plan
Field Guide for Managing Salt Cedar
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southwestern Region. Technical Paper TP-R3-16-2. January 2010
New Post-Wildfire Guide for Communities Now Available
As wildfires continue to impact the western United States, a new guide has been developed to help those impacted by wildfire in New Mexico start on the path to recovery. New Mexico State Forestry, along with many interagency partners, has created this guide and a companion website called “After Wildfire: A Guide for New Mexico Communities,” according to New Mexico Forest and Watershed Health Office Coordinator Susan Rich, who led the project.
Carbon Accounting and Management of Lying Deadwood
This November 2010 report by the Forest Guild, commissioned by the Climate Action Reserve, highlights the differences in carbon storage in major forest types of the U.S. The report discusses the influence that growth cycles, external disturbances, and forest management practices have on LDW. The report also provides an in-depth discussion of various sampling methods and guidance for managers planning dead wood inventories.
Fostering resilience in Southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop
How do managers “build resilience” when ecosystems are undergoing rapid change? What are our options when megafires remove huge swaths of forests not well adapted to this disturbance? Join us and help develop answers to these urgent questions.
Openings for 2 Assistant Education Coordinators
Forest Service seeks college students for summer jobs with the Respect the Rio Watershed Education and Restoration Program
Southwest Area Forest, Fire and Community Assistance Grants- federal and state assistance grants available in the Southwestern Region
Southwest Area Forest, Fire and Community Assistance Grants- federal and state assistance grants available in the Southwestern Region
Albuquerque Wildlife Federation November 2012 Newsletter
Information about the December meeting & Holiday Potluck, Sandia Mountain wildlife project, Cibola National Forest Plan Revisions, & membership application.
2012 Western Wildland Urban Interface Grants - proposals due 8/12/11
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division (Division) is issuing a Request for Applications for the implementation of the 2012 Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant program that will reduce the fire threat to New Mexico’s communities. The Division is soliciting Applications from counties, municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and tribes that are surrounded by hazardous forest fuels, which pose a threat in the event of a wildland fire.
Western Governors' Association
Serving the governors of 19 states on a wide range of topics including Forest Health & Wildlife and Water Strategies
Request for Applications - 2019 WUI Grant Program
EMNRD Forestry Division is seeking applications for 2019 Western States Wildand Urban Interface (WUI) Grants. For more information and application forms, go to the "RFPs and Grants" page at
Position opening - Minnesota State Forester
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking an experienced executive to lead its Division of Forestry. The role of the Director is to serve as a member of the Senior Management Team of the Department assuring interdisciplinary coordination in forest policy development and implementation to support the DNR mission. Qualified candidates will have successfully managed a large, complex organization; set and implemented a vision and strategic direction; and served as a member of an executive level team.
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