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This stand in Genesee Valley was mechanically harvested to reduce ladder fuels and stand density to mitigate potential fire behavior and bark beetle outbreaks. This restored forest structure helped facilitate beneficial fire effects in the Dixie fire, improve forest resilience to drought and insect epidemics, while also providing sustainable forest products and local economic opportunities for natural resource-based communities. The sale of forest products makes this restoration and hazardous fuel mitigation possible. Photo by R. Tompkins.

Where We Stand:  Forest management needs to happen at much larger scales

As professionals working passionately to promote forest health and protect communities from wildfire, we are compelled to provide a response…

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