Forestry combines art and science, grapples with the ecological riddles of our time, but itís never clear-cut


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Sarah Andrews ó Sarah writes Em Hansen forensic geology mysteries. Dead Dry is Sarah's most recent book.

Ken Dalton ó Ken has a book that an agent is shopping around and is currently polishing two others.

J. A Konrath - One of the most interesting sites I've found. Konrath writes the LT. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mysteries. Some great tips for new writers.


Environmental Information

Friends of Boggs Mountain

The  non-profit Friends of Boggs Mountain works closely with Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest (BMDSF), and acts as a liaison between the public and BMDSF regarding issues of access, volunteerism, recreation, and more.

Friends of Boggs Mountain was formed to enhance the visitor's experience at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest. The Forest is located on Highway 175 near the town of Cobb.


California's State Forests
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) operates eight Demonstration State Forests totaling 71,000 acres. The forests represent the most common forest types in the state and are designed to host research projects and demonstrate improved forest management practices, from timber production and environmental stewardship, to public recreation uses.

Forest Stewardship
Like State Forests, the California Forest Stewardship Program is designed to encourage good stewardship of private forestland.

California Licensed Foresters Association
Information on sustainable forests in California and the role of foresters.

Society of American Foresters - Northern California Chapter
Learn the thoughts of professionals in forestry.

Forestry and Climate Change

California has more than 300 state parks, five national parks, and four million acres of designated wilderness. The challenge for all of us is how to use our forests and still preserve their beauty and health.

Greenspirit by Patrick Moore Founding Member of Greenpeace
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. "How can we make this world more beautiful and green? The answer is, by growing more trees and then using more wood, both as a substitute for non-renewable fossil fuels and materials such as steel, concrete and plastic, and as paper products for printing, packaging and sanitation."

Forest Pests - Bark Beetles

Bark beetles are tiny insects that can do more than their share of damage. They are endemic in a normal forest. However, when the trees are stressed by overcrowding the situation can reach epidemic proportions. In some areas of southern California, bark beetle infestation has reached epidemic proportions, killing hundreds of thousands of trees and creating an extreme fire hazard condition.

CDF Archaeology Program
Information about CDF's commitment for protecting the unique resources of California's prehistoric and historic past.


Completely Shameless Commerce

   My son, Lee, has three websites for people of discriminating taste, such as you. No purchase is necessary. Please peruse these sites and tell your friends as well.


Cafepress.com shop is where you can buy some of Lee's designs and some
of his prints on T-shirts, teddy bears, button, calendars, cards, and posters:

Lee's portfolio of images can be found at: www.geocities.com/leebensonphoto all pictures are available for purchase as prints.


May the forest be with you.


Date this page was last updated: 03/28/2009