Skip to main content

Ben Hart, Forestry Technician

Ben is a Forest Ranch resident who is passionate about forest health, especially when he can help folks get good fire back on the ground!  Ben's work with BCRCD assessing forest inventory plots and writing forest management plans helps Butte County landowners get state and federal dollars to make their woods healthier and more fire-resilient. Ben's MS thesis at Oregon State University investigated the long-term effects of forest health management on below-ground symbiotic fungal communities, so he's got a thing for Fire and Fungi. When he's not working on an RCD crew, you can find Ben leading the FireWise Communities Program and other projects for Butte County Fire Safe Council.