The World Bank has announced the launch of a $280 million BioCarbon Fund Initiative, titled 'Sustainable Forest Landscapes,' to be funded by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Examples of activities that may be supported under the new initiative include improved livestock management, climate smart agriculture, sustainable forest management, and the promotion of markets for sustainably produced products.
On a brisk morning in north Georgia, U.S. Forest Service employees prepared for a “Kids in the Wood”’ excursion with students from the local Union Point STEAM (STEM plus the arts) Academy and Elementary School, the first rural K-8 STEAM school in Georgia.
During the trip, students rotated to different stations where they learned about ecosystem services, how to analyze tree health, insects, and the importance of studying science at various scales.
North Dakota State Forester Larry Kotchman received the “2013 Professional Award” from the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts at their 75th annual meeting held this month in Fargo. The Professional Award is given to an individual who has for many years contributed significantly to soil and water conservation accomplishments that have resulted in many benefits to the State of North Dakota.
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere in 2013 is expected to hit a new high of 36 billion tons, according to a Carbon Budget released today by the Global Carbon Project (GCP). This is a 2.1 percent rise from 2012 based on data from the same group.
Join the USDA Forest Service for a webinar entitled: Evaluation of USDA Forest Service, Forest Stewardship Program. The webinar is scheduled for December 18, from 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern time and will be presented by Brett Butler.
A group of researchers from the USDA Forest Service, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and University of Minnesota evaluated the USDA Forest Service, Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) using a mixed-methods approach. This included:
A deadly tree disease known as oak wilt was discovered for the first time on the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest in October. The discovery prompted Wisconsin state forestry officials to take immediate action to stop its spread in the north.
Since warmer winters can be expected as the climate changes, the spring development phase for many typical forest trees might start later and later – giving an advantage to shrubs and invasive trees from warmer climates that don’t depend on the cold as factor to time their spring regrowth.
Many owners shy away from thinking about how best to pass their forest on to the next generation. Poor estate planning–or no planning at all–can result in a tax bill that requires selling timber or forest land, which in turn can lead to subdivision and development.
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