Forest Management

Sheridan College

Sheridan College has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its tree management practices. It's the eighth consecutive year the college has received the Tree Campus USA distinction and was the first in the state to do so.

Sheridan College Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Zack Houck said there are 44 varieties and 23 different species of trees, with more than 500 trees total on campus.

In June of 2002, nearly half a million acres burned in the Arizona high country. At the time, the Rodeo-Chediski Fire was the largest wildfire in the state’s history. There was too much fuel in the forest, a buildup that began more than a century ago. Enough people saw the record-breaking fire and agreed that something needed to be done to prevent the next big fire.

Forest Task Force Makes Final Recommendations

Jan 14, 2015

Roughly a year after its first meeting, the Wyoming Task Force on Forests has released its recommendations.

Governor Matt Mead convened the task force to offer forest management recommendations in response to recent forest ecosystems changes such as bark beetle infestations and more severe wildfires. The group’s report offers 12 key recommendations and numerous sub-recommendations on topics ranging from roadless areas to biomass plants to fire management. 

Task Force On Forests Makes Progress

Apr 8, 2014

A group tasked with making recommendations about forest policy in Wyoming is meeting this week in Saratoga.

Originally called the Governor’s Forest Health Task Force, the group dropped that name after members couldn’t agree on what constitutes forest health. Jessica Crowder, with the Governor’s office, says the new name, Task Force on Forests, better reflects the broad range of management ideas the group is considering.