As Forest Advisor, I work to address the needs of forest landowners in the fields of forest management and ecology through research, technical consultations, short-courses and regional conferences. My program emphasis is on redwood and Douglas-fir silviculture, forest policy, education, incentives to improve forest stewardship, watershed management, conservation biology, fuels management and insect and disease management. I have research projects in the early detection and treatment for areas infested with the plant disease known as Sudden Oak Death, assessment of the 2003 Canoe fire severity, assessment of large woody debris in streams, and assessment of coarse woody debris in forests. I offer frequent workshops and have covered subjects such as forest management, planning, advanced road restoration, non-timber forest products, tree planting, fuel hazard reduction, Sudden Oak Death awareness and the annual Forestry Institute for Teachers. I give many talks a year to professional societies, scientific organizations, natural resource managers, landowners, students and the general public.
Resources for Humboldt County Forest Landowners
This cursory overview highlights several key organizations and groups that assist or regulate management activities on forested properties. This information applies to anyone with trees on their property and is not limited to TPZ (or timber production zone) owners.