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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
A nationwide contest is underway to locate the 2015 "Great American Tree." The American Grove is looking for trees that are community landmarks, have environmental or historic significance, or simply have a story that makes them extraordinary. Nominations for the Great American Tree are due on June 30, 2015, and must...
Friday, June 5, 2015
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites children and families to experience the many benefits of nature by participating in the 8th annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event, also known as "GO Day," inspires national and local organizations to come together to promote the social, economic...
Monday, June 1, 2015
A recent study shows that Connecticut’s forests are making a major contribution to the state’s economy – in addition to providing scenic beauty, habitat for wildlife, protection of resources, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The study conducted by the North East State...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Late Tuesday night the United States Senate approved legislation to make retroactive payments for fiscal year 2014 and to extend payments for fiscal year 2015 to counties under the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act (Secure Rural Schools, or SRS) program. The House of Representatives had already...
Friday, November 7, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 - 11, 2014, in honor of Veteran's Day. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees will be waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support...
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Malheur National Forest has hired about 40 new permanent employees, bolstering its staff to keep pace with the accelerated pace of restoration work on the forest. Steve Beverlin, deputy forest supervisor, said last week the local office has been in hiring mode for about eight to 10 months, but nearly all of the new...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released a strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices that can more effectively encourage infrastructure development while protecting natural and cultural resources during landscape-scale management of America’s public lands and wildlife.   The first priority is to avoid...
Friday, February 7, 2014
The pace and scale of active forest management must increase substantially to begin to restore our federal forests to a more sustainable & resilient condition and to provide the continued benefits of clean air, clean water, recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat, forest products, jobs, and other benefits of a...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
More than a year after Hurricane Sandy, Double Trouble State Park is still dealing with the effects of the storm on their 70-year-old Atlantic white cedars.  A threatened species that has been on the decline, the 25 acres of cedars owned by the park took a devastating hit due to a combination of their shallow root systems...

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