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Friday, August 14, 2015
A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Specifically, the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Two new community orchards in Canada will provide health benefits to formerly homeless tenants, help the environment, beautify the northeast neighbourhood and build community, according to the people behind the project. “The folks that are receiving these donations of trees are folks that might otherwise not have access to...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A recent study by Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies takes an in-depth look into the “who and why” of Connecticut private land ownership. The study entitled “Understanding Connecticut Woodland Owners” is a first-of-its-kind analysis of the attitude, values, and challenges of people who own...
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Southern Group of State Foresters is holding its 2015 conference in the Alamo City. Alongside colleagues from numerous state and federal agencies, forest-based industries and non-profits, attendees have an opportunity to learn, share and consider the unique challenges and opportunities ahead for southern forests. Texas...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama has been selected to receive the Society of American Foresters’ Gifford Pinchot Medal. One of the most esteemed forestry awards in the nation, the medal is presented every two years to a forestry professional in recognition of exceptional contributions to the administration,...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
During the Memorial Day weekend, as part of a month-long string of weather incidents, deadly storms struck parts of Texas and Oklahoma dumping record rainfall and causing torrential flooding.  Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed, bridges and roads were washed out, the fourth-largest city in the U.S. was brought to...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources selected Brent Keith, NASF's Policy Counsel, to receive the CNR Celebrating Natural Resources Award for 2015.  Each year the College of Natural Resources Leadership Team selects alumni meeting the requirements of noteworthy achievement for six distinguished college...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced that four leaders have been elected to the independent Board of Directors, including Virginia State Forester Bettina Ring. SFI's 18-member, multi-stakeholder Board of Directors comprises three chambers, representing environmental, economic and social interests...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Eaglets may have been hatched by the first pair of bald eagles to nest in the District of Columbia since 1947, an Environment Department spokeswoman in the U.S. capital said on Monday. The nesting bald eagles, the U.S. national emblem, were noticed by staff in a tree at the park-like National Arboretum in January,...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Foresters from across the United States' affiliated Pacific Islands met in Yap, Micronesia this month for their annual collaboration meeting. From March 1-6, about 50 attendees took part in Yap Days cultural observances; field visits to forest, fire and watershed restoration sites; and coordination meetings with partners...

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