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 Forest Stewards Guild practices and promotes responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild engages in education, training, policy analysis, research, and advocacy to foster excellence in stewardship, support practicing foresters and allied professionals, and engage a broader community in the challenges of forest conservation and management."
"SAF is the organization that represents forestry professionals and provides leadership to ensure that all members of the profession achieve excellence in sustainable forestry and natural resource management."
"The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology, promoting professional excellence while ensuring the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity."
"The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards." 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. They also provide online and in-person training and certification.
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.