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Long-term changes to forests affect biodiversity and how future fires burn. A team of scientists led by Research Ecologist Dr. Eric Knapp, from the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, found dramatic differences in forests today compared to historic conditions prior to logging and fire suppression.
The team conducted their research in the Forest Service’s Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest on the Stanislaus National Forest in the central Sierra Nevada, remeasuring three large historical plots originally established in 1929 to evaluate the effects of different logging methods.
Although summer has passed and fire season is technically over, record dry conditions throughout California and bordering states have literally added fuel to the fire, making it critical that residents remain mindful of potential fire hazards.
“We have not had much of a winter this year and the fire hazard right now is what it was like in September (2013),” said Peninsula Fire Protection District Fire Chief Gary Pini.
Genny Wilson returns to the Plumas National Forest, where she started her career, as the new deputy forest supervisor. Photo courtesy Plumas National Forest
Genny Wilson is the new deputy forest supervisor for the Plumas National Forest.
Forest Supervisor Earl Ford, who announced Wilson’s arrival earlier this month, said the new deputy already knows the area.
“Genny started her Forest Service career on the Plumas National Forest in 1988, so this is a homecoming for her,” Ford said.
Wilson comes to the Plumas from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada where she has served for the better part of six years as the district ranger for the Carson Ranger District in Carson City, Nev.
Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative is reaching out to local farmers who would like their farm and produce featured in the co-op.
Farmers who meet the following criteria are invited to an informational meeting.
Profile in Business - Young's Market in Taylorsville
With a goal of combining her experience in organic foods and restaurant management, Tan decided to purchase the historic Taylorsville grocery store after longtime owner John Taborski moved to Southern California to be closer to his two daughters. Taborski managed the store from 1978 through 2012, and after several years of battling a terminal illness, passed away in October 2013.
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