UC Expert Says California Forest Management Alone Can't Prevent 'Wind-Driven' WildfiresTo be clear, UC Berkeley Forestry Specialist, Dr. Bill Stewart, says no amount of forest management would prevent the kinds of fires we’ve seen lately.
Wildfire Damage at Big Basin State Park Extensive but Largest Redwoods Should SurviveA preliminary observation of the fire damage at Big Basin Redwoods State Park reveals many of the park’s largest trees will likely survive but rebuilding and recovery efforts will cost millions.
New Trail Opens in El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve Near WoodsideThe new Oljon Trail is now ready for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve, just off Skyline Boulevard.
Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees From Santa Cruz Mountain RoadsA Soquel man with a fondness for chainsaws patrols the Santa Cruz Mountains on his own time -- and own dime -- clearing fallen trees that often plague the roads after strong storms.
Fans of Threatened Redwood 'Titans' Push to Fund Preservation ProjectFans of a popular grove of redwood trees in Del Norte County are racing to fund a project that would help protect the area from hordes of visitors.
Finland President Says He Talked Forest Surveillance, Not Rakes, With TrumpFinland's president isn't sure where President Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.
Fire, Forestry Officials Say California Fires Not Result Of 'Forest Mismanagement'Critics of the President's comments that California's devastating fires are due to 'forest mismanagement' point out that the federal government owns more than half of California’s forest land.
Billions of Dead Trees Force Western Fire Crews to Shift TacticsAbout 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 Western states, up from 5.8 billion five years ago
UCSF Pushes Forward With Sutro Forest Tree Removal PlanThe long-running debate over the dead and dying trees of Sutro Forest in San Francisco has taken a new turn.
California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
Controlled Burns On Mount Tam Help Keep Marin County Water CleanMarin County water district maintenance crews are carefully burning piles of dead brush, reducing the fuel load above reservoirs in advance of the summer fire season.
California Bans Open Burning On 31 Million Acres Due To Wildfire ThreatsOpen burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.