Category Archives: YSS in the Press and Stories of Interest

Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

California’s headwater forests are not thriving under current management practices, and changes are needed to make them more resilient to periodic drought and long-term climate change.  Read the report by the Public Policy Institute of California:  http://www.ppic.org/publication/improving-the-health-of-californias-headwater-forests/?utm_source=ppic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=epub
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Study Finds Earlier Controlled Burning Limited Severity Of Rim Fire

The findings of a scientific study reviewing the 2013 Rim Fire, conducted by a team from Penn State University, highlight the benefits of controlled burning.  Read the article:  https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/338012/study-finds-earlier-controlled-burning-limited-severity-of-rim-fire.html Read the full study at:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.2019/full
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Deal aims to restore forests, support jobs

Chris Trott, chairman of YSS and managing partner of CT Bioenergy Consultation in Twain Harte, said the agreement will reduce reliance on the Forest Service’s limited budget that’s increasingly being diverted to fighting massive wildfires.  Read the full article in the Union Democrat by using the "Read More" button for the live link. http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/5871122-151/deal-aims-to-restore-forests-support-jobs
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100 Million Dead Trees: A Danger That Persists Long After the Drought

An aggressive prescribed burning program is needed to manage the massive number of trees killed during the California drought. U.C. Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens says there’s limited time to tackle the problem. WRITTEN BYMatt Weiser PUBLISHED ON Apr. 27, 2017 READ TIMEApprox. 7 minutes Dead trees in the Sierra National Forest, photographed in April 2016.Photo…
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Supervisor Higgins will stay in D.C.

“I think the highlights were the collaborative work that has gone on with multiple groups including YSS, Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions..." Jeanne Higgins, the top administrator in charge of the Stanislaus National Forest that covers 42 percent of Tuolumne County and 11 percent of Calaveras County, is moving on from her role as forest supervisor. Higgins,…
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This state’s 102M dead trees should worry you

The dead trees—some of which normally live hundreds of years—represent more than a third of the 21 million acres of trees in California's national forests.  For more go to: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/11/21/this-states-102m-dead-trees-should-worry.html      
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