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September 28, 2020| Forests
Photo by Ryan Klausch.

As another wildfire season scorches the western United States, it’s natural to be shocked by the startling images of dark red skies full of smoke and ash. But while seemingly unprecedented and insurmountable, the now yearly devastation fits into a clear trend. Ryan Klausch, a forester out of our North Coast California Office, explains the history of forest fires in the region, how climate change is making fires worse, and why proper forest management techniques are so important to alleviating fire’s destructive spread.

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August 17, 2020| Forests
Photo by Ivan LaBianca.

As I watched a truckload of 40-foot-long redwood logs being loaded in the forest, I felt incredibly grateful that nature not only offers a feeling of consistency and renewal during these times, but so does my line of work. I feel comforted knowing that as our work proceeds, we are continuing to transform the landscape into a healthier ecosystem, while stimulating and keeping the local economy engaged during a global pandemic. 

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August 3, 2020| Forests

Middle school science teacher and coach, Chris Hanson, spends way more time outside than your average educator. Over his 22 years of teaching in Brainerd, Minnesota, Mr. Hanson has made outdoor learning and nature-based activities a key part of his curriculum. And thanks to a recent conservation effort, his school’s outdoor learning space just got a whole lot bigger.

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March 21, 2020| Forests
Photo by Jerry Monkman.

In the midst of a tree planting craze to fight climate change, we must remember that protecting existing, mature trees is a crucial part of our planet’s long-term health.

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November 4, 2019| Forests
Photo by EcoPhotography.

In a world that often sees business and environment as separate, Domtar’s Johnsonburg Paper Mill and The Conservation Fund are showcasing how industry can promote environmental protection and create economic vitality for rural communities across the country. 

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May 17, 2019| Forests
Jake Ballard and Laurie Lomas Gonzales. Photo courtesy of Entergy.

Employees from Entergy Texas, Inc. recently rolled up their sleeves and headed to Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge to help U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff take steps to control invasive species in a newly forested area of the refuge. Entergy is part of a large-scale effort led by The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore bottomland hardwood forests at Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge that benefit our climate, communities and wildlife. Support from Entergy is planting thousands of trees and inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards through internship opportunities. Learn more about how this landscape is making a comeback in this blog from Entergy, reposted here with permission.

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January 14, 2019| Forests

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June 27, 2016| Forests
Trevor Cutsinger and his son enjoying the outdoors.

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