The forest thinning debate

Forest thinning

Recently there has been a series of articles in local newspapers on the topic of forest thinning. CSFM has been very much involved in this debate. This started with a report in the Fresno Bee, in an editorial page by Tad Weber. This was reported in a scientific paper from the University of California. Too extreme? Why UC researchers propose …

Afterburn – The Creek Fire Documentary

Afterburn

This impactful documentary, produced by Jeff and Jill Aiello of Fresno, CA for PBS looks into the possible causes of the massive 2020 Creek Fire that burned 379,895 acres of Sierra National Forest and Private land. This in-depth documentary includes interviews with the first responders, United States Forest Service and Cal Fire personnel that were on the front lines as …

Managed Forests and the Media

John Mount

An important mission of CSFM is to support political leaders, regardless of political affiliation, that promote and support sound forest management. We also are on guard for articles in the media written by reporters who appear to have a political objective but do not consider other options on forest management. A recent example was an article in the Los Angles …