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Friday, August 21, 2015
Wildland firefighters don’t care to be called “smoke eaters” anymore, but smoke is what’s on their menu. And it’s on the minds of Joe Domitrovich and Joe Sol at the U.S. Forest Service’s Technology and Development Center in Missoula, where they’re studying just how much smoke a firefighter can eat – or breathe – before...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
For the first time in its 110-year history, the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is spending more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nation's wildfires. A new report released today by the Forest Service estimates that within a decade, the agency will spend more than two-thirds of its...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition is hosting a two-day grants management training August 25-26, 2015 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO. Lynne Sholty, G&A Specialist at the USDA Forest Service (USFS), will walk attendees through the newly implemented OMB OmniCircular and the USFS’ updated grant...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The USDA Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are seeking nominations for the 2015 Two Chiefs' Partnership Award. Nominations are due by June 15, 2015. The awards recognize successful forestry conservation efforts made possible through partnerships among the Forest Service, NRCS, State Forestry...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday more than $1.9 million in Community Forest Program grants to support local communities and preserve community forests across the United States. The Community Forest Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, tribes and qualified nonprofit organizations...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hundreds of Montana’s small private landowners are utilizing the Montana Department of Natural Resources’ fuel reduction grant program to protect their woods from harm. The program offers a 50 percent cost-share to landowners wanting to make their forested lands more fire resistant and healthier. “People are starting to...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In conjunction with local partners, Kentucky has helped six communities in the southeastern Appalachian corridor develop their own plans for greenspaces, all of which have begun...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rebecca Nisley is a science writer and editor for the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. We know that trees provide ecosystem benefits even in cities. The oxygen, cooling shade, and carbon storage are commonly understood, but did you know that trees also remove air pollution? Trees do this by catching small...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The upcoming Disney film “Planes: Smoke and Rescue” had some unusual creative consultants: the Forest Service, CAL FIRE – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection  - and the National Park Service all got involved to lend their expertise to the animated feature.  The Disney crew spent time with real firejumpers...

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