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Monday, April 14, 2014
NASF welcomes Bettina K. Ring, who has been appointed State Forester of Virginia. Ring most recently served as Senior Vice President of Family Forests at the American Forest Foundation where she was responsible for the American Tree Farm System®, the largest and oldest sustainable woodland program in America, supporting...
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Meewasin Valley Authority is raising money for an $8-million effort to expand the walking route through Saskatoon’s river valley.  To aid in this effort, local brewery Prairie Sun has created the Meewasin 80 ale, which takes both the name and flavor of the trail with branches from spruce and pine trees. Prairie Sun’s...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Using “the light of a million suns” – X-rays produced by synchrotron particle accelerators – scientists have examined the chemistry of fossilized plants.  The team found that the distribution of copper, zinc and nickel was almost identical, concentrated in distinct biological structures, like the the veins of the leaf or...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The $363 in damage that caused South Carolina state forester Gene Kodama to issue a forest disaster declaration are giving local foresters lots of work: in 1.5 million acres across the state, foresters are scrambling to find and collect downed and damaged trees to salvage as much wood as they can before it begins to rot on...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Besides providing fresh produce, schools with gardens are helping kids stay healthy in other ways: a two-year Cornell study of 12 elementary schools in New York found that kids at schools with gardens were four times more physically active than their peers at gardenless schools. The study also found that these children...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
NASF is pleased to announce that Olivia Reynolds has joined NASF as Fiscal Specialist.  Olivia’s first official day was March 17. Prior to joining NASF, Olivia cultivated an impressive resume in both the arts and in accounting.  She brings with her 12 years of accounting experience, including time spent as the accounting...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The National Wildlife Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS) has announced the recipients of the “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Awards.”  This kicks off an annual awards program designed to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Tenaway Community Forest Advisory Committee is 20-member panel was appointed to advise the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Department as they develop a management plan for Washington State’s first state-owned community forest.  The 50,272 acre Teanaway Community...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Strange shapes grew out of the low-tides left by storms on the north Galway coastline on Ireland’s Atlantic rim.   After powerful winds stripped sand and stone shoreline, oak, pine, and birch stumps as well as extensive root systems for an ancient forest made themselves known. Pre-dating the formation of the Galway bay,...
Friday, March 7, 2014
Chinese researchers have developed a paper-based device that can be used as artificial synapses, able to successfully mimic synaptic stimulation response and short-term synaptic plasticity. This innovation could lead to breakthroughs in robotics and computer processing, Institute of Physics reported Feb. 13. Described as a...

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