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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Leslie RobertsonNASF Photo Fellow I spent the morning at the NewPage Duluth Paper Mill. Communications Director Kalee Hermanson was an excellent tour guide and showed me around many of the interesting parts of the paper mill. The mill runs year-round and produces paper for magazine-style inserts. I was able to see their...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Blog post by Leslie Robertson NASF Photo Fellow This morning I headed over to the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids. Since we were on a tight timeline, the site manager Jeff met me and showed me around via golf cart. The Forest History Center consisted of a Visitors Center with various exhibits and artifacts and a...
Monday, July 14, 2014
By Leslie Robertson NASF Photo Fellow Today I met with Amy Kay and Laura from the Department of Natural Resources who explained the week to me and set me up with my Prius. I drove from St. Paul, MN three hours upstate to Paul Bunyan State Forest. I met with a third generation tree harvester named James who was kind enough...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Bill Kaage has been named chief of the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. He succeeds Tom Nichols, who retired on January 31, 2014. As the Chief, Kaage is responsible for the overall leadership, policy and program direction for the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire management...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A multi-state team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry.   The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry profession and devise strategies...
Friday, July 11, 2014
The National Association of State Foresters, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and National Fire Protection Association are pleased to announce that the Wildfire Mitigation Awards will launch in 2015. The call for nominations will go live in September 2014.  The national awards will recognize outstanding service in...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Montana Governor Steve Bullock this week unveiled his “Forests in Focus” Initiative, a strategy to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration, watershed protection and wildlife habitat improvement work on private and federal forests across the state. It comes with a three million dollar investment that will fund...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A Purdue University research team led by Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources policy of organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers rendered scarce by browsing...
Friday, July 11, 2014
State forestry officials have been receiving numerous calls about a disease affecting white pine trees, but they say there should be no rush to cut them down because the trees may yet survive. Needles on infected trees have been changing color and falling off in recent weeks, prompting calls to the Maine Forest Service....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Stefan Schnitzer of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute studies woody vines in the tropical forests of Panama.   The results of his research could have implications for global climate change.   The vines, Schnitzer discovered,...

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