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Friday, January 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades, and woodlands on their properties for both wildlife habitat and agriculture production...
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has announced that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability.         In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 24, requiring the...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced the release of its updated Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification under the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). The Standards, which are revised every five years, are the result of a rigorous, multi-stakeholder process and based on international guidelines for...
Friday, January 9, 2015
New Mexico is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, with the first runoff forecast of the year pointing to yet another year of low flows on the Rio Grande. Water managers cautioned that it is still early, with months left for mountain snows to catch up. “There’s a lot of winter yet to come,” said David Gensler, water...
Friday, November 14, 2014
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for Fiscal Year 2014, highlighting the agency’s continued commitment to improving the health of the America’s National Forests, reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire, and protecting watersheds.  “The Forest Service has made...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Students often have bright ideas for the future, and sometimes that takes the form of preserving our wooded past. On the south west edge of Fayetteville, Arkansas rests Mount Kessler, a favored spot for hiking and mountain bikers. Filled with rocky formations reminiscent of Gettysburg’s Devil’s Den and covered in a woody...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, NASF will be a part of a celebration. You've heard of Black Friday and you've maybe surfed the web on Cyber Monday. Designated Giving Tuesday, 12/2 is a day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Today is Texas Arbor Day, and it's during the best time of year to plant trees across Texas. The first Texas Arbor Day was observed in 1889, celebrating the benefits that trees provide over a lifetime. To plant trees this weekend, Texans should select trees that are well-suited to a site. The mature size of a tree should...
Friday, November 7, 2014
If you live in the northeast, here are some tree health tips from the Vermont Garden Journal:  Most garden plants have gone dormant for the season in Vermont, and its important to protect your trees and shrubs. Young trees and shrubs are particularly susceptible to animal damage because the critters love the tender bark...
Friday, November 7, 2014
In recent decades, the number of aspens in Arizona’s higher elevations has declined sharply. A 2001 study by the USDA Forest Service said that Arizona has seen a 96 percent decline in aspen acreage since 1900, the largest by far among states with significant aspen populations. Mary Lou Fairweather, a Flagstaff-based forest...

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