The 19th Annual Timber Harvest/Forestry Practices Tour was combined with the 2020 Wildland Fire Tour this year as we reported on the 106 Reforestation Fuels Reduction Pilot Project on Thursday, October 22, 2020 on a virtual format using Google Groups.
The Utah Biomass Resources Group (UBRG) and USU Forestry Extension collaborated with other agencies to demonstrate a new approach to reducing hazardous fuels in January of 2020 near Moab, Utah.
Fourteen people attended a biochar demonstration in Longmont, Colorado on December 10, 2019.
Twenty-four industry professionals attended Utah’s first Mass Timber Workshop on September 5, 2019 in Heber City, Utah.
Attendees toured forest stewardship and timber harvest project on US Forest Service land near Heber City, Utah that provides wood to Euclid Timber Frames for the production of Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber
Thirteen participants attended the demonstration in Moab where local feedstock was pyrolyzed in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar to demonstrate alternatives for dealing with unmerchantable wood.
Thirty-six participants attended the demonstration in Park City, where local feedstock was pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar as part of a forest health improvement project.
Thirty participants attended the Forestry Practices Tour, where we saw the following:
Twenty-two people attended a tour of the burned Brian Head Fire area. This tour gave attendees a look at the over 70,000 acres that burned in June, 2017.
Twenty-eight participants attended the Timber Harvest Tour, where Douglas-fir and aspen were pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar as part of a forest health improvement project.
This tour took attendees through a variety of pinyon juniper mastication treatments on Johnson Pass near Tooele.
The objectives of this tour were to highlight areas on Monroe Mountain that have undergone aspen treatments, hand-cutting operations, thinning of white fir, a salvage sale in Engelmann spruce, and to showcase preparation treatments in advance of a prescri...
The objectives of this tour were to showcase the efforts of a Utah landowner, Mike Siaperas as he uses mechanical treatments (bulldozing) to remove mature aspen as a method for stimulating roots to send up young aspen sprouts.
These photos are from the Third Annual Southern Utah Biomass Field Day. Biomass contractors, professionals from state and federal agencies and equipment vendors gathered at a plot of state land south of Beaver, Utah.
These photos are from the Second Annual Southern Utah Biomass Field Day. Biomass contractors, professionals from state and federal agencies and equipment vendors gathered at a plot of state land south of Beaver, Utah.