USFS’ Resource Planning Act Due Soon

The 2020 edition of the U.S. Forest Service’s Resource Planning Act Assessment is due out soon. “Recurring assessment of the current status, past trends, and projected futures of the nation’s renewable resources,” noted Claire O’Dea of the U.S. Forest Service. He added specific categories are covered in sub-reports under the RPA umbrella, including a recently […]

Active Wildfire Season Expected For West

What’s the expected outlook for fire season across the west this summer “We’re expecting an above normal fire season Integral factors that are beginning to line up with each other that we tend to see during the busier type seasons,” said National Interagency  Fire Center meteorologist Bryan Henry. He noted those factors include: below normal […]

USFS Hopes Grants Will Spur Innovation

Innovation: and what this means environmentally and economically is the emphasis is of USDA wood innovation grants. “The ability of markets to support our forest management, to support healthy forests and these projects have a connection to rural jobs,” said the U.S. Forest Service’s Brian Bradshaw. “They are going to stimulate and catalyze additional investment […]

WDFW, Producers Work Together To Avoid Wolf Issues

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says some quick thinking, cooperation, and willingness to work outside the norm led to avoiding potential problems between wolves and livestock in North Central Washington earlier this year.  In late May 2019 WDFW confirmed wolves were denning on an allotment in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  Due to previous […]

Forest Service Looks To Do More With Job Corps Program

If you’re not familiar with it, Job Corps is a government run program that trains young people for employment.  And the U.S. Forest Service is looking for more workers.  So, It’s no surprise the two would join forces.   “Secretary of Agriculture Perdue traveled to Denver national job corps headquarters and laid out a plan […]