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Pacific Southwest Research Station
Science that makes a difference.
The Pacific Southwest Research Station is a world leader in natural resources research through our scientific excellence and responsiveness to the needs of current and future generations.
We represent the research and development branch of the USDA Forest Service in the states of California and Hawaii and the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. Our primary work occurs in California (the most populous state with the fifth largest economy in the world) and Hawaii (a strategic location in the Pacific Rim economies and tourism).
Our mission is to develop and communicate science needed to sustain forest ecosystems and their benefits to society.
News Release: Even in restored forests, extreme weather strongly influences wildfire's impacts
A recently published study examined how the Rim Fire burned through forests with restored fire regimes in Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were as resistant to high-severity fire as many scientists and land managers expected. [Read the full news release.]
Video: Science Perspectives - Air quality in Devils Postpile National Monument
Blog: Award-winning video aims to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions
Collisions between vehicles and wildlife are a big problem on U.S. roads. Wildlife biologist and transportation ecology expert Sandra Jacobson co-produced a video, "Avoiding Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions," to help make roads safer for wildlife and people. [Read the full post on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Blog site]
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Million Trees Los Angeles: carbon sink or source?
New research evaluating tree species for climate adaptation
State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research
Long, Jonathan W.; Quinn-Davidson, Lenya N.; Skinner, Carl N., eds. 2014. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 723 p.
Busse, Matt D.; Hubbert, Ken R.; Moghaddas, Emily E. Y. 2014. Fuel Reduction Practices and Their Effects on Soil Quality. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-241. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 156 p.
Hugh D. Safford and Kip M. Van de Water. 2014. Using Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Analysis to Map Spatial and Temporal Changes in Fire Frequency on National Forest Lands in California. Res. Pap. PSW-RP-266. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 59 p.
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