Utah Forest News
Bringing Maple Syrup Production to the Interior West
Maple syrup, which is commonly produced in Canada and the northeastern United States, is a household staple. It is made by boiling sap that is collected from maple trees, namely the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). The production of maple syrup is highly dep...
Prescribed Burning - Landowner Responsibility and Liability
Prescribed fire is a common land management practice used in the western United States by public land managers and private landowners alike. It is important that landowners understand their liability if their prescribed burn goes astray. Many states offer...
Biochar Update: NRCS introduces Soil Carbon Amendment Practice available to Utah landowners
The definition of the Soil Carbon Amendment Practice Standard (808) is to use amendments derived from plant or animal residues to improve the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil.
Introducing the Utah Forest Institute
The Utah Forest Institute (UFI) is a science-based outreach and engagement organization hosted by the Department of Wildland Resources and the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.
Biochar: Can it Help Fight Climate Change While Improving Soil Health?
This article discusses biochar and how creating biochar can decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide while providing a product that is beneficial to soil.
Increased Enrollment for Forest Ecology and Management
The Forest Ecology and Management major at Utah State University has seen an increase in enrollments. Three professors and their exciting research may contribute to this increase. Dr. Jim Lutz, Dr. Larissa Yocom, Dr. R. Justin DeRose
Agroforestry and New SWAAN Partnership
What is agroforestry? Benefits of agroforestry. Southwest Agroforestry Action Network (SWAAN).
Wood Innovations Grant - University of Utah
Professors Chris P. Pantelides and Xuan Peter Zhu of the Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, were recently awarded a grant from the USDA Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant program for their project “BRB Br...
Fighting Wildfire with PODs (Potential Operational Delineations)
This newsletter references an article that focused on several case studies done in New Mexico regarding the use of Potential Operational Delineations during the 2019 fire season.
Introducing Gabrielle Harden - Forestry Extension Educator
Introducing the newest member of the USU Forestry Extension program, Gabrielle Harden. Extension educator
Utah State Professor Receives Forest Stewardship Achievement Award
Dr. Karen Mock, Wildland Resources Professor at Utah State University has been selected by the Utah Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee to receive the 2019 Forest Stewardship Achievement Award.
Where to Cut a Christmas Tree in Utah
Learn the details about where to safely and legally cut a Christmas Tree in Utah and learn about how to care for your tree
Forest to Frame: Two Days of Touring and Workshops to Advance Mass Timber Construction in Utah
Cross-laminated timber workshop and forestry practices tour led by Utah State University Forestry Extension
Utah State Professor Testifies in Washington D.C. Regarding Wild Horse and Burro Management
Utah State Associate Professor Eric Thacker testified at a hearing in Washington D.C. regarding wild horse and burro management. The hearing was called by the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining to discuss the long-term options of the Bureau...
“Biological Wildfire” of Invasive Annual Grasses in the West: Urgency, Risks, and Promising New Solutions
What is known about invasive annual grasses in western rangelands? We explain promising, research-tested solutions that have been proven in the field.
Tracking the Lives of Some of the Oldest and Tallest Trees in the World with Jim Lutz
Jim Lutz, Utah State University Associate Professor is tracking trees in Yosemite National Park as part of a long term study. The BBC reported on his findings here.
Causey Estates Community Defends Against Wildfire Threats
The Causey Estates Homeowners Association,conducted a series of wildfire preparedness and mitigation efforts prior to Utah’s busiest wildfire season on record.
Colorado Business Loan Fund: Collaboration Key to Investing in our Biomass Business Community
Colorado Business Loan Fund, Collaboration Key to Investing in our Biomass Business Community
WUI Grant Helps Reduce Threat to Woodland Hills
At the south end of Utah County at the base of the Mt. Nebo Watershed is the City of Woodland Hills...
2019 Update: Region-Wide Juniper Mortality in Southeastern Utah
Pinyon juniper die-off update from November 2018 in southeastern Utah.
Region-Wide Juniper Mortality in Southeastern Utah
Juniper mortality has scientists scratching their heads, prompting a field trip to the site in late November 2018.
Promoting Forest Resilience - One Acre at a Time
Northern Utah landowner Curtis Rex is creating fire breaks, clearing dead and dying timber, and improving wildlife habitat on a 70-acre restoration project, in partnership with NRCS and Utah DFFSL
Another Successful Forestry Practices Tour, Logan Canyon, September 2018
The Annual Forestry Practices Tour was hosted by Utah State University, Forestry Extension
Distinguished Forestry Professor, Dr. Jim Long Receives National Award
Society of American Foresters awards Dr. Jim Long Award in Forest Science. Distinguished Professor Dr. Jim Long retires.
LANDFIRE in the Intermountain West - Impacts, Collaboration, and Notes from the Field
LANDFIRE in the intermountain west, The Nature Conservancy, sage brush, greater sage grouse