What a beautiful view, hey? But wait a minute. Do you see all of those red trees out on the mountain? We call them the red and dead. Jasper is under attack of the mountain pine beetle, currently attacking our Lodgepole pine trees, which represent a significant amount of our park. With all this dead wood around, we are at very high risk of a massive wild fire this summer. They are currently doing some controlled burns around the townsite in order to prepare for this “mega-fire”. But every day, I sit in gratitude, to be here now, embedded in this colourful landscape.
Program Pengembangan Masyarakat ini merupakan kerjasama FORA dengan kelompok tani setempat. Akan ada lebih banyak lagi yang akan datang 🌱
This Community Development Program is a collaboration between FORA and local farmer groups. More to come 🌱 #SocialForestry #CommunityDevelopment
When I was a kid, I'd often throw on my rubber boots and head off into the woods behind our house. When my mom would ask me where I was off to, I'd respond with "to my thinking spot".
Little did I know that some fifteen years later I'd have a career as a Forestry Consultant, essentially doing that exact same thing everyday and getting paid to do it. It was a total fluke that I got into the profession and while it has its challenges and bad days (trust me, there are lots), at the end of the day I really couldn't be happier that I wound up here.
I've learned to trust that what is meant to be, will be. And see that this little thing called life can be pretty neat when things come full circle. #lifethoughts#forestry#sharethewild
Day 5: I was nominated for the 10-day farming/ranching family challenge, but am gonna change it up. For me, it's the AG challenge, because farming and ranching dont cover it all. Every day I select an image from a day in the life of Agriculture that has had an impact on me and post it without a single explanation. That’s 10 days, 10 Ag photos, and 0 explanations.
A team from the Institute of Forest Sciences at the University of Freiburg shows that the extraction of ground water for industry and households is increasingly damaging floodplain forests in Europe given the increasing intensity and length of drought periods in the summer. The scientists have published their results in the journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.
The results of the study clearly show that the extraction of ground water below oak floodplain forests will worsen the negative effects of climate change. The authors indicate that adaptive strategies in other sectors, such as irrigation by agriculture, should not take place at the expense of the health of these forests. They recommend reducing rather than increasing the extraction of ground water from floodplain forests, to maintain the vitality of the trees in these ecosystems in the long term.
Walking through this forest yesterday, I felt a strong presence all around me which made me think deeper into what it wouldve been like hundreds of years ago for the people that roamed this forest before we did.
The yuibera people lived in this area and made It home for thousands of years and signs of their special connection to the area are still very present.
This week's #membershipmonday we're featuring Benjamin! Ben is a NAIT forest tech grad who decided to continue on and get his forestry degree. He loves the outdoors and is interested in hiking, canoeing, and cooking with cast iron over a campfire. Last fall, Ben was able to go on a trip with the U of A to attend the Society of American Foresters (SAF) conference in Portland, OR. This picture was taken on a harvesting tour put on for the conference by the Oregon State University. #uofa#forestry#facesofforestry