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TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Two Solutions
Help More Landowners Find
Support for Stewardship

BY ELIZABETH GREENER
AMERICAN FOREST FOUNDATION

O

regon, like other parts of the
West, continues to struggle
with wildfire. With a record
drought, overcrowded forests and
insect epidemics, wildfires are raging
bigger and are more destructive.
Yet our forests remain vitally
important - providing wildlife habitat,
wood for products and building,
carbon storage and clean water.
Now, more than ever, there is a
need to reduce risk regionwide -
including across both public and
private land.
In Oregon, forest ownership is
a patchwork, with public, private
and family-owned land intermixed.
Federal and state agencies are doing
their part, working to restore forest
health and reduce the fuel loads on
public land. But supporting private
and family landowners in wildfire
reduction is equally important.
While landowners want to do
their part, they often face challenges
that keep them from acting. Many
landowners do not have the
technical expertise needed for
management of their forest. Even
those landowners who do have
significant experience have moments
when they need professional advice.
Finding this technical support is a
challenge, particularly for those who
do not know whom to contact or

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what programs or resources might
be available to them.
Secondly, when a landowner
does reach out to get assistance,
they are often met with another
barrier - forester capacity. Agency
and consulting forester numbers
are low, and of those existing
foresters, time is tight with their
responsibilities, including actual
wildland firefighting in many places.
Because wildfire seasons are

getting longer, it's taking more
time away from many state agency
foresters who assist with forest
health and conservation. Adding to
this, there is an increase in demand
by landowners who are interested
in forest management technical
assistance.
The American Forest Foundation
(AFF), in its work to support
forest owners in overcoming the
challenges to caring for their land,



Woodland - Winter 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Winter 2019

OVERSTORY
FORESTS AND FAMILIES
FOREST INTERACTIONS Seedlings
2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
Giving Back for the Forests of Tomorrow
Policies And Partnerships Go Hand In Hand For Strong Forests
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Woodland - Winter 2019 - Intro
Woodland - Winter 2019 - cover1
Woodland - Winter 2019 - cover2
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - OVERSTORY
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - FORESTS AND FAMILIES
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - FOREST INTERACTIONS Seedlings
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - Giving Back for the Forests of Tomorrow
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - Policies And Partnerships Go Hand In Hand For Strong Forests
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - TOOLS AND RESOURCES
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