USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Restoring Our Forests: Managing the Recovery

With record drought and tree mortality impacting California, scientists and land managers are looking at adaptive strategies to manage National Forest System lands. Due to the high costs of reforestation and restoration, the focus is on identifying areas to prioritize and manage the tree density. Without a forest structure that is resilient to wildfire, the landscape could change to chaparral fields that dominate areas of Southern California.

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Posted: March 23, 2018


  • Carolyn Ballard, High Sierra Ranger District Fire Management Officer
  • Ramiro Rojas, High Sierra Ranger District Silviculturist
  • Eric Knapp, PSW Research Ecologist
  • Malcolm North, PSW Research Ecologist
Last Modified: Apr 4, 2018 12:02:01 PM