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Friday, October 10, 2014
An overabundance of deer caused by too few hunters is contributing to a decline in the quality of usptate New York woodlands, a forester says. Without human controls, deer are feasting on sugar maples and oak trees before they mature, allowing less desirable species such as beech to take over, which can alter local...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The threat of the Emerald Ash Borer is forcing cities across Iowa to start taking inventory of its trees, and Des Moines now has the green light to do so. The inventory would identify hazardous trees, along with healthy trees in need of simple pruning. Earlier this week the city council voted to send tree crews out next...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The first-ever Smokey Bear storybook app called "Smokey Bear and the Campfire Kids" was launched this week as is available for download at www.smokeybearapps.com. Created by digital agency HelpsGood, the app was released during this week's Fire Prevention Week. A portion of all proceeds goes back into the Smokey Bear...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Moose Creek district ranger Joe Hudson and Byron Bonney, retired fire staff officer, worked together in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest to make better tactical decisions for the Johnson Bar Fire. The men used developed a long-term plan and entered it into the Wildland Fire Decision Support System, a web-based...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Forestry professionals are not only logging, but will now log-in before doing forestry work. In August 2013, the Oregon Department of Forestry began developing a Notification of Forest Operations process with a simple 21st century solution: E-Notification. Starting October 1, E-Notification occurs through the Forest...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Texas A&M Forest Service has completed a new study of the economic contribution provided by forestry-driven, wood-based industries in Texas. The report shows that the total economic contributions of the Texas forest sector include $30.3 billion in industry output, supporting more than 130,600 jobs; and continues to...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Two of the Ad Council’s most historic public service advertising (PSA) campaigns were voted by the public as a “Favorite Advertising Icon” and “Favorite Advertising Slogan,” as part of Advertising Week 2014. Winning the contest will put Smokey Bear in the Advertising Walk of Fame alongside Madison Avenue.  “We’re thrilled...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Fall wildfire season is here and officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry want to keep you and your family safe from the ravages of wildfire. State Forester Bettina Ring said, “Preventing a wildfire from ever starting is critical to the safety and security of our citizens. And, since most wildfires (96 percent)...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Applicants are being sought to fill up to seven vacancies on a 15-member Resource Advisory Committee that helps guide decisions on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The committee’s duties include recommending projects and an average of more than $500,000 a year in funding to improve forest health, watersheds, roads and...

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