Greenleaf recommends the following links for further information about forestry that focuses on ecological integrity. There are also ideas about how to keep your home and forests safe from wildfires. We also have included a link our local organization focused on sustainability.
"The National Network of Forest Practitioners is an alliance of rural people working on the ground to build a forest economy that is ecologically sound and socially just. We are a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance, and a place for people to meet, learn, and make their voices heard."
"The Forest Guild promotes ecologically, economically and socially responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild provides training, policy analysis, and research to foster excellence in stewardship, to support practicing foresters and allied professionals, and to engage a broader community in the challenge of forest conservation management."
"This website contains educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States. It was designed to acquaint YOU with the challenges of living with wildland fire...." Provides guidelines for fire hazard mitigation around homes and buildings. Also new online courses at: http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/learningcenter/index.htm
"The National Learning Center for Private Forest and Range Landowners is a 'virtual natural resource education center' providing interactive online instruction for private forest and range landowners."
This links to the full version or parts of the 2006 CWPP. This Plan is a comprehensive view of wildfire hazards in Custer County, including how 17 Landscape Neighborhoods were defined and rated. It presents many approaches for practical forestry implementation.