One of my internships were at UC Berkeley, Sagehen Creek Field Station just north of Truckee California, http://sagehen.ucnrs.org/. I had the pleasure of working on site with the Station Managers, Faerthen Felix and Jeff Brown, Truckee’s Vegetation Management Officer, Scott Conway and the District Wildlife Biologist, Kris Boatner.
This first illustration shows that the previously used DFPZ forest management method did not promote a healthy, natural forest system in fire dependent ecosystems.
Faerthen and Jeff have been collaborating with many different organizitions to come up with a way to make our fire dependent forest ecosystems healthy again. This illustration shows how the new management method promotes a natural healthy forest with increased diversity.