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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By Christopher Martin, Connecticut State Forester and Chair of the Forest Science & Health Committee In 2014, wildfires consumed 3,595,613 US acres at a taxpayer cost of $1,522,149,000. Heat, fuel and oxygen is the basic recipe to a fire start. Combine record breaking heat and historic drought with millions of acres of...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A growing group of outdoor recreation tourists have been filtering into local shops, restaurants and hotels in Grayling, Michigan over the last few years. They're birders, and they flock to Northern Michigan for one reason: to spot the rare Kirtland's Warbler.  Michigan Audubon Executive Director Jonathan Lutz estimates...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Sizing up the health of a forest may be hard to do with the naked eye. There’s a lot going on in there. Plants, animals, people and businesses all play critical roles behind the scenes. Forests are critical from every angle. Animals and people rely on them for food, clean air and fresh water. Businesses count on them to...
Monday, June 29, 2015
The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of Oregon through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health of trees in yards and landscapes by deeply watering them. “Summer temperatures can be...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation released a guidebook last month on adapting forests for climate changes.   The guidebook, titled "Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont: Adapting Forests to Climate Change," was written with the purpose of supplementing current forest management planning and...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
On June 17, NASF staff participated in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) Advocacy Day in the House of Representatives. NASF joined allied organizations belonging to the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, formed in 2009, to meet with nearly 70 House offices and seek their support for the WDFA (H.R...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The trees and forests have been a pivotal resource for Rhode Island since the first European settlers built their homes. “The Economic Importance of Rhode Island’s Forest Based Economy” provides a brief summary of this valued asset. This summary outlines the hard numbers in dollars, but Rhode Island’s forests offer far...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals. CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals. CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative...
Friday, June 5, 2015
A tour of the International Forest of Friendship, a walk through a seven-acre, 15- to 17-year-old black walnut plantation and a visit to the American Walnut Company's mill are some of the highlights of the 2015 Walnut Council Field Day scheduled for June 10 in Atchison, Kan. The day also includes a St. Joseph, Mo., company...

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