Seeing The Forest For The Trees: A Defense Of Active Management

This great article comes from Jason Wells, Registered Professional Forester for the Sonoma Resource Conservation District. He wrote this article for the Bodega Land Trust’s 2020 Journal.

Excerpt: “I understand that the idea of removing trees may be difficult to face, but I hope to convince you that it really is in the forest’s best interest, and in ours, too. The next time you go out walking your woods, or take a drive on our wooded country roads, take a look at the forest with fresh eyes. Could you imagine the forest looking more open? Looking safer? Looking more beautiful? It’s time for Sonoma County to think with an open mind about the benefits of ecologically- and scientifically-sound forest management, which, counter-intuitively, may include logging to meet our goals.”

See the Bodega Land Trust’s full 2020 Newsletter here.

Western Monarch Crisis

Sharing this very informative (though dense) web resource on the Western Monarch crisis and the protection and enhancement of this migratory butterfly’s various habitats. It has both overwintering and breeding habitat in Sonoma County. https://xerces.org/western-monarch-call-to-action

Bouverie Preserve Fire, Vegetation and Integrated Analysis Study

Hi everyone,

Here’s the executive summary for the Bouverie Preserve Fire, Vegetation and Integrated Analysis Study. Comments and feedback welcome.

Thanks, Arthur Dawson

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