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Friday, April 24, 2015
Blog post reprinted with permission from the Arbor Day Foundation. As the nation celebrates Arbor Day today, let’s reflect on the value of trees, and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing, and lift spirits following natural disasters. Trees are vital to successful, long-term recovery...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In honor of National Arbor Day, the Florida Forest Service is highlighting Florida’s commitment to the protection of forests and wildlife. For more than a decade, Florida’s forest owners have demonstrated a dedication to good forest stewardship through voluntary participation in forestry Best Management Practices (BMP)...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
With support from the Forest Legacy Program of the USDA Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan.  In late 2014 the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, acquired a conservation easement on 6,800 acres of working forest...
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...
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...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Late Tuesday night the United States Senate approved legislation to make retroactive payments for fiscal year 2014 and to extend payments for fiscal year 2015 to counties under the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act (Secure Rural Schools, or SRS) program. The House of Representatives had already...
Friday, April 17, 2015
You may already be familiar with albinism in humans and other animals, but did you know there are albino plants, too?  The most viable example of this phenomenon is the albino redwood. Due to a genetic mutation, these rare plants are unable to produce chlorophyll, leaving their needles white or pale yellow instead of the...
Friday, April 17, 2015
The South Carolina Forestry Commission and South Carolina National Guard held a joint training exercise Friday, April 10 at Manchester State Forest to practice coordination and communication on a mock wildfire. Working with members of the SCNG’s 2-151 Security and Support Aviation Battalion from Greenville, three teams of...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
With support from the Forest Health Protection program of the USDA Forest Service, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass, which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one of...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by a group of researchers that includes a U.S. Forest Service scientist.  Numerous and diverse studies by...

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