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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11: Katie Fernholz | From Farm to Forest

The beautiful greens of native basswood trees in northern Minnesota’s forests first drew Katie Fernholz into the woods from her family’s organic farm, and the world of forestry.

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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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03: Sonoma State University | Grapes Of Wrath

We take a closer look at tourism in an age of wildfire. We explore the impact wildfire is having on the wine industry in California looking at everything from the taste of the wine to potential economic impacts.

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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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