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How Water Agencies Could Catalyze Headwater Forest Management August 2 2021 Forest managers, community and environmental stakeholders, and policymakers alike have called for an increase in the pace and scale of proactive forest management to prevent extreme wildfires. Could water agencies lead the effort?
How Wood Products Could Lower the Cost of Forest Management July 12 2021 California’s forests need thinning to reduce wildfire risk and protect precious water supplies, but who will pay for the work? Selling wood products could stretch the state’s budget—and provide valuable employment opportunities.
For California’s Educational Data System, Public Support Will Be Key July 9 2021 California has ambitious plans to build one of the most connected data systems in the nation. Sustained public and financial support is essential to its success.
Building Capacity for Long-term Forest Stewardship July 6 2021 California urgently needs to improve the health of its headwater forests—both to prevent future catastrophic wildfires and to protect its water supply. Local partnerships can be part of the solution.
Federal Stimulus Funds Bolstered California Colleges and Universities June 24 2021 The state’s public higher education institutions and students are receiving more than $8 billion in funds across three federal relief packages.