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The University of California Cooperative Extension forestry program provides research-based solutions to natural resource related problems through applied research, publications, meetings, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, field days, video programs, newsletters, and facilitation. We extend university resources and information to local communities, and communicate the needs of local communities for forest research and outreach back to University of California researchers and administration. County-based academics called "advisors" are located in forested communities and focus on delivering science based programs to serve local needs.

The Forest Stewardship Program is an education and outreach program for the 300,000 family forest landowners in California who own and manage a forest area equal to that of the forest products industry (3.5 million acres).  One- and two-day workshops and multi-week courses are offered throughout the state.

Protecting your home from wildfire and fire safe home workshops provide homeowners in the wildland-urban interface information about fuels treatments, landscaping, and structure protection from wildfire.

Forestry Institute for Teachers brings K-12 teachers from throughout California to Shasta County for a week-long crash course in forest ecology and management. The teachers develop curriculum for their students in other communities far removed from- but heavily dependent upon- water, air, and products derived from forests.

Tree Mortality Workshop Information

We have all noticed the large numbers of dying pine and fir trees. Concerned forest landowners attended workshops in Weaverville and Hayfork, hosted by UC Cooperative Extension, CalFire, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Trinity County RCD, and Watershed Research & Training Center, in December 2015 and April 2016. The purposes of the workshops were to briefly identify and discuss the main forest pests in this area, to discuss regulations and funding possibilities related to dead vegetation removal, to describe services and detail projects undertaken locally, and to discuss possible solutions.


Presentations from

Ryan DeSantis (Former UCCE forestry advisor): 2015 Trinity County Tree Mortality Workshop

Don Owen (Retired CalFire entomologist & forest health specialist): Trinity Co 2015 presentation

Carrie Nicolls (Former NRCS forester): NRCS EQIP Tree Mortality Workshop

and informational links on dead tree permit options and requirements and preparing for bark beetles, and handouts from the workshop

Resources for Managing CA Forest Insects & Diseases

Bark beetles in CA

Controlling bark beetles

Beetle infested firewood