1. US Forest Service Report Forecasts Next 50 Years

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 —A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released today examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources, including water supplies, nationwide during the next 50 years. Significantly, the study shows the potential for significant loss of privately-owned forests to...
  2. The Dust Bowl – Can It Happen Again?

    This is an interesting article by Mark Hopkins at Valley Crest. He talks about the connection between native plantings, drought conditions, and the Dust Bowl. It seems the bulk of action needs to be taken by urban residents. In the 1930’s the nation’s mid-section experienced one of the worst ecological...
  3. Field Training on the Goldspotted Oak Borer

    Announcing another hands-on training from Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) researchers and specialists while in the field. Topics covered at this 3-hour training include identification of goldspotted oak borer and other insect pests; identification of oak diseases and pathogens; assessing oaks at risk and oak woodland health; Zone of Infestation, firewood...
  4. L.A. Climate Study Shows Need for Cooling Effect of Tree Canopies

    Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2012)- The City of Los Angeles has announced findings from one of the most sophisticated regional climate studies ever produced, predicting temperatures for as far out as the years 2041 – 2060. The bottom line: it’s going to get hot.   According to Los Angeles...
  5. Sacramento Tree Foundation Hiring

    Job Opening: Project Manager Blue Heron Trails Visitor Contact Center (Grant Funded Project) Apply by Friday, June 22, 2012. Position Overview:   The Project Manager works within the Native Trees in Urban and Rural Environments (NATURE) program and performs all project management duties related to the Blue Heron Trails Visitor...
  6. Pacific Forest Trust Hiring

    Pacific Forest Trust, based in San Francisco, is seeking a Communications Director to oversee and implement strategic outreach and constituency building for a pioneering non-profit forest conservation organization. Primary duties include writing, editing, web content management and media relations; production management; supervision of contractors who provide communications-related services, such as...