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By Richard Waring / On August 19th, 2014

Bull Creek undercut the bank in many places, causing mature redwood to fall. Photograph courtesy Professor Paul Zinke.

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By Meghan Bartels / On August 15th, 2014

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By Joe Landsberg / On August 11th, 2014

That might sound like a rather dry, technological subject, but it is, obviously, quite important in relation to wood production from forests. It’s also important to be able to calculate tree growth rates so we can estimate how fast forests can absorb...

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By Richard Waring / On August 5th, 2014

Brown crowns denote lodgepole pine killed by bark beetles the previous year.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 15th, 2014

US-Canada border. Photo by Cristina Eisenberg.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 1st, 2014

The Crown of the Continent, as seen in Montana. Photo credit: Cristina Eisenberg

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 14th, 2014

Elk browsing aspens in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Cristina Eisenberg.

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On December 13th, 2013

For over two decades, I have studied forests from Oregon's amazing coastal rainforests to the fire-adapted forests of the West. In dry forests, there are three issues that reoccur every fire season: (1) forests will burn regardless of what we do; (2)...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On October 22nd, 2013

From the Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: Fires can be restorative, unlike heavy logging

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By Admin / On February 6th, 2013

  Travis Beck, author of the new book Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, recently wrote about one of Hurricane Sandy's more positive effects. Here's an...

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