RREA Program

This program is funded through a federal grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.  The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) was established in 1978 to designate federal funds for extension programs designed to assist forest and range landowners and managers in making resource management decisions based on research findings. Forest and rangeland resources include vegetation, water, fisheries and wildlife, soil, and recreation.

This website is intended to provide research and information of use to landowners, forestry professionals and the public. These may or may not have been funded through the RREA program in Alaska.

RREA Advisory Committee

Juella Sparks, 907-474-7115
Project Director
Adjunct Forester

Forestry Blog

  • Firewood BTU Values

    June 04, 2021

    Many Alaskans use firewood. In Table 1 below, we compare most of our Alaskan tree species combustion characteristics. Firewood heat value is measured in BTU’s and varies as do other attributes with each species. The green weight of a freshly cut cord of live wood prior to drying is referred to in the table as: … Continue reading Firewood BTU Values
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This site was partially funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension.