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Friday, March 27, 2015
Louisville has been losing about 54,000 trees a year for the last several years, according to a $115,700 study recently made public by Mayor Greg Fischer. "We have not managed this resource, up until now," said Katy Schneider, co-chair of the Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission, which was involved in the study. "As a...
Friday, March 27, 2015
Lawns, shrubs and trees cool and clean the air in urban environments, absorbing air pollutants and particulate matter and improving human health, according to an analysis released by the David Suzuki Foundation. Urban forest is a particularly potent filter for airborne particulates, which is an aggravating factor in lung...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Much of the Earth was once cloaked in vast forests, from the subarctic snowforests to the Amazon and Congo basins. As humankind colonised the far corners of our planet, we cleared large areas to harvest wood, make way for farmland, and build towns and cities. The loss of forest has wrought dramatic consequences for...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old, officials said Tuesday. The fires have been raging for more than a week in the southern region of La Araucania, which has been hit by a severe drought. The National Emergency...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is providing close to one million dollars in state funding to Forest Service projects in Montana, to increase the pace and scale of efforts to improve forest and watershed health.  State investments will be made in Forest Service projects in each National Forest...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
FireWise of Southwest Colorado had some big things to celebrate at its bimonthly meeting Tuesday, including three national awards. Judy Winzell got a standing ovation from her neighbors at Falls Creek as she accepted the Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer Award – one of only four in the nation – from Durango Fire...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A massive wildfire near Woodward recently should serve as a cautionary tale for all of us. The blaze burned more than 22,000 acres and caused an estimated $1.1 million in damage. Included in the damage total were seven occupied houses that were destroyed or damaged. Although we received some rain in the past few days that...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service, the White House, bipartisan supporters in Congress and conservation groups are trying to push through legislation (H.R. 167) so that the costs of fighting catastrophic wildfires would be paid from emergency funds, just as when other natural disasters strike. The Forest Service and Interior...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Florida State Forester Jim Karels and the Florida Forest Service recognized the benefits of Florida's working forests at last Saturday's global recognition of the International Day of Forests. “Working forests have a significant positive influence on air quality and water supply,” said State Forester Jim Karels. “The...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that trees and forests throughout the state are valuable to our health, communities, economy, and environment. MDC encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing...

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