Environmental impacts

High-severity wildfires complicate natural regeneration for California conifers: New tool helps foresters prioritize restoration efforts

Quick summary Only about half of conifer trees regenerated five to seven years after wildfire in sites studied. Study spanned 10 national forests and 4 burned areas in California. Study presents tool to help foresters…

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UC Davis wins specialty-crops grants for lettuce and conservation agriculture projects

Improving lettuce crops is the aim of a new, $4.5 million grant, awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year, renewable grant…