The wood industry has launched a marketing campaign on the benefits of wood decking compared to composite materials -- typically a mixture of wood and plastic -- which now account for 26% of the market.
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An article in the journal Science by a team of 12 ecologists, hydrologists, and engineers argues that mountaintop mining should be banned for causing vast and permanent destruction to US environment and health threats to citizens.
The USDA Forest Service has announced a new open, collaborative process to create and implement a modern planning rule to address current and future needs of the National Forest System, including restoring forests, protecting watersheds, addressing climate change, sustaining local economies, improving collaboration, and working across landscapes.
A new study, commissioned by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and conducted by Forest2Market, quantifies the economic impact of private, working forests on the U.S. economy. The study found a significant gap between the contributions made by privately-owned forests over other ownership types. On average, they generate $277,000 in state GDP per 1,000 acres, while public forests generate just $41,000.
Missouri State Forester Lisa Allen is profiled in a feature article about the state's forest resources. Allen says she, like nearly all foresters, chose her profession because of a deep love for forests. For her, she confesses, “Forestry is more of a religion than a job.”
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