We are writing to express our strong support for the “Good Neighbor Authority” (Section 8304) of H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Good Neighbor Authority allows the Forest Service to delegate to State Foresters implementation of certain forestry projects on federal lands after NEPA is completed. It is modeled upon similar authority that Congress granted to Colorado and Utah, where it has been successfully used.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Trust for Public Land and landowner M.C. Davis are partnering to conserve 20,850 acres of critical habitat land east of Eglin Air Force Base after being awarded $1.75 million from the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the 2013 REPI Challenge.
In August 2011, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition published a 23-page, full-color publication Across the Western Landscape: Priority Issues and Strategies for Western Forests. Across the Western Landscape provides a “readers digest” summary of the western states’ Forest Actions Plans.
In the past few weeks alone, thousands of acres have burned in Southern California and New Mexico. Oklahoma and Texas have seen rampant devastation by multiple tornadoes, and with the 2013 tropical storm season now officially underway, climatologists are predicting more and stronger storms for the coasts this summer.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities has created a video entitled Why Trees?, to facilitate the importance trees play in our lives.
Follow along as this lecture doodle examines some of the basic reasons why trees are important. They focus on not just their beauty, but also their contributions to our health, our community of citizens, and our economic stability.
Research at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where 30,000 trees have been removed since the Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) was found in the area, looked at various aspects of the infestation and responses to it.
Eastern hemlock grows in streamside areas throughout the southern Appalachian Mountains, where it is a keystone species. Eastern hemlock plays an important role in the area’s water cycle, and regulates stream flow year round.
Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. They have recently announced several conference opportunities that include:
As the sun sets on an $11.4 million federal effort to boost Maine’s wood pellet industry, early returns seem to indicate that the investment was a sound one. The U.S. Department of Forestry spent the money in the Fuels for Public Buildings grant to help bring 24 biomass conversion projects to fruition in schools, hospitals and public buildings across the state.
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