Forest Mortality Exceeds Growth in America’s National Forests

With wildfire season just a few weeks away in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), the amount of standing dead timber in western national forests is a real concern for both residents and the federal and state agencies that are tasked with fire suppression efforts and mitigating fire damage.

Per a 2017 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment update to the Forest Resources of the United States technical document, the situation in public, government-managed forests in the western US is dire. read more >>