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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Nature Conservancy, along with PNM, Avalon Trust, Wells Fargo and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, is launching a new fundraising effort to help thin the Cibola National Forest in an effort to prevent damage to the area’s water supply.The thinning project will take place in a section of the forest near Sandia Park.   The...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Montana Governor Steve Bullock this week unveiled his “Forests in Focus” Initiative, a strategy to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration, watershed protection and wildlife habitat improvement work on private and federal forests across the state. It comes with a three million dollar investment that will fund...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A Purdue University research team led by Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources policy of organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers rendered scarce by browsing...
Friday, July 11, 2014
State forestry officials have been receiving numerous calls about a disease affecting white pine trees, but they say there should be no rush to cut them down because the trees may yet survive. Needles on infected trees have been changing color and falling off in recent weeks, prompting calls to the Maine Forest Service....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Benton County, Oregon Deputy Brent Iverson is on the lookout for criminals who steam non-timber forest products from lands, often damaging the ecosystem in the process.   Forest products theft is a multibillion dollar industry every year in the United States, according to Iverson.   Depending on the time of year...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.   Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through...
Friday, June 27, 2014
East Face Forest Restoration Project, a partnership amongst five agencies, two counties, and private landowners, is underway.  The U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Bureau of Land Management, as well as private...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Joyce Qin, 11-year-old Memphis-area student, is the national winner of the 2014 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. Oh, and she's adorable. "Joyce competed against 30,000 contestants. This is quite an accomplishment," U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said at a ceremony unveiling the art. "We use this contest as...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Another case for keeping forests as forests. A 12-year study of Finland's Plantago lanceolata herb shows that plants from fragmented habitats may be more susceptible to disease. Researchers at the University of Helsinki collected data from populations of the weedy herb in Finland's Åland archipelago. This region hosts...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Scientists in the western United States are digging into the hidden world of tree roots in an effort to illuminate some unexplained mysteries. "This is something really weird. This is something like a mystery for forest ecologists," scientist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni.  Root networks are often called neighborhoods: what looks...

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