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Harvard Honors Local Tree Plantings as 'Bright Idea'

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San Diego Union Tribune -- The reforestation effort at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park -- which involves replanting more than 1 million trees in the next decade -- is among the nation's "bright ideas" according to a center based at Harvard University.

State foresters received one of several Bright Ideas awards, which were created this year to honor notable public workers and academic scholars in the U.S., and "encourage practitioners to make these ideas work in their own backyards," said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard's school of government.

Staff from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego also have been doing research on the fire's ecological effects and ways to mitigate damage. (Full Story)

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