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Former Chief of the US Forest Service, Dale Bosworth at Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing

USFS – Not a Fire Problem but a Land Management Problem

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Replanting our forests and thinning them appropriately is the solution. Saving our forests demands we tend our garden.

Tending Our Forests

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No Water for You

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David Edelson of the Nature Conservancy said the group should explore “beavers instead of bulldozers” to help restore mountain meadows and recharge the water table. Photo Verde Independent 7/29/10; insert US Fish and Wildlife

‘Urgency’ key to saving Sierra Nevada forests

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Snow is scarce in the mountains around Lake Tahoe on Feb. 25. The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack delivers about 60 percent of the freshwater Californians use in their homes, businesses and farms. But more winter precipitation is falling on the Sierra as rain rather than snow, which changes the duration and intensity of runoff.

New partnership seeks to restore Sierra forests

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Dead wood provides important habitat for birds and mammals, but also fuels severe wildfires.

Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics

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Frank Gehrke of the state Department of Water Resources uses a hollow aluminum tube to measure the snowpack at Echo Summit. In a normal year, this location is usually covered in several feet of snow.

Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

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Firefighters work in drought conditions on the 2014 King Fire.

Denser California forests raise firefighting questions

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Despite early winter precipitation, California's drought conditions have not gotten better.

Exceptional Drought Expands In Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada

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Business climate in California is in the bottom of the nation.

California ranked among the worst for small business

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