Jeffrey pine. USDI Bureau of Land Management photo.
Just as a high or low temperature alerts a doctor to illness in a patient, scientists have developed a method for taking a tree’s temperature to determine drought stress before the tree is showing
A meadow of wildflowers in the Los Padres National Forest, California, provides scenic views and habitat, among other ecosystem services. Photo by USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region.
After wildfires, resource managers on national forests often prepare natural resource damage assessments that quantify the impacts of the wildfire on natural resources and the ecosystem services th
Sagebrush in western Wyoming. USDA Forest Service photo by Mary Rowland.
Sagebrush ecosystems in the western United States support hundreds of wildlife species, including the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), which is a species of conservation co
Veterans group on a hike. Photo courtesy of Sarah Martin.
Millions visit America’s public lands every year to have fun and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The pygmy shorthorned lizard (Phrynosoma douglasii) may benefit from greater sage-grouse restoration projects. Photo courtesy of Tatiana Gettelman, Yakima Training.
The greater sage‐grouse inhabits the vast sagebrush ecosystems of western North America, including eleven U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
A rancher examines a beaver dam in the Scott River Basin, California. USDA Forest Service photo by Susan Charnley.
The use of beavers and beaver dams (real or artificial) to help restore streams in the western United
Eldorado National Forest, California. USDA Forest Service photo by Paul Wade.
California is using its forests to combat climate change.
Knobcone pine. Photo courtesy of Matt Reilly.
Vegetation in fire-prone ecosystems evolved to handle frequent fire.
FASMEE planned operational burn. Photo credit USDA Forest Service.
The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) is a large-scale interagency effort to identify how fuels, fire behavior, fire energy, and meteorology interact to determine the dynamics of
Chaparral vegetation in the hills above Whittier, California. Photo courtesy of Northwalker/Wikimedia Commons.
Chaparral vegetation is a dominant and unique feature of California’s Mediterranean-type climate.