Reconnecting People and Forests

Reshaping perceptions for generations to come.

Forests and forest products make a large and diverse contribution to people’s everyday lives. As populations change and adapt over time, so do forests. As #forestproud community members, it’s our responsibility to be part of the solution to sustain and improve the health of our environment.

When reconnecting people and forests, a stronger relationship is made between essential forest benefits and products and those that use them everyday.

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Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning

The Northwest Fire Science Consortium’s new video showcases the role of prescribed fire.

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Technology To The Rescue

People are bad at random – we even have a tendency to find patterns where no intentional pattern exists. So, when forest managers are working to recreate the complex, seemingly random patterns found in nature, how do they do it?

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Restoring Habitat And Creating Jobs Through Western Juniper

Discover Oregon’s effort to restore habitat for sage grouse and create jobs by harvesting Western Juniper. Collaboration efforts like this one protect Oregon’s forests and create rural jobs.

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A Better Way To Think About Wildland Fires

Check out how how fire can be effectively and efficiently used to reduce fire hazard, gain ecological and other management benefits, and decrease fire risk.

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Protecting Nature, Jobs, And Tradition

Protection of Kendall Forest ensures ongoing timber resource production, safeguards water quality of the environmentally sensitive and economically important Salmon River.

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Exploring America’s Forests: Oregon

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell combines two of his passions – music and trees – to bring stories of sustainable forestry to the public on “America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell.”

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