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Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

By Van Butsic, Henry McCann, Jodi Axelson, Brian Gray ...

Decades of fire suppression, an emphasis on short-term management ... Make long-term forest health the top priority for guiding agency rules, policy, ...

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How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

By Lori Pottinger

May 30, 2017 ... California's mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands ...

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California’s Changing Headwaters

By Lori Pottinger

Nov 29, 2016 ... In the past most forest management focused on wildfire suppression. There's now recognition that solely focusing on suppression led to ...

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Managing Wildfires Requires New Strategies

By Jeffrey Mount, Henry McCann

Sep 23, 2015 ... A century of wildfire suppression and inconsistent fuel reduction efforts—such as thinning out trees and introducing more frequent, low- ...


What If California’s Drought Continues?

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

Conifer and hardwood forests cover roughly a quarter of California. These forests are naturally wildfire prone, and a century of suppressing fires has made them ...