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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Twenty-one Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) firefighters are on their way to Alaska to help fight wildfires. The request came in on Sunday through the Kentucky Inter-agency coordination Center of the Daniel Boone National Forest, which coordinates the mobilization of federal and state resources to areas throughout...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The International Forest of Friendship is a living memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. It was a gift to the United States on its 200th birthday in 1976 from the city of Atchinson, Kansas, the International Organization of Women Pilots, and the Kansas Forest Service. The Forest overlooks Lake Warnock on...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation released a guidebook last month on adapting forests for climate changes.   The guidebook, titled "Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont: Adapting Forests to Climate Change," was written with the purpose of supplementing current forest management planning and...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The first major forest fire of the season has hit California, and it has been named the Lake Fire Wildfire. It began June 17, 2015, and has been spreading since then. The stats, as of 8 p.m. Saturday, say that approximately 16,000 acres have been burned with 500 structures threatened. Almost 2,000 personnel are assigned to...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Despite typhoon-strength winds, Guam's most endangered tree weathered Typhoon Dolphin last month, leaving the only known mature specimen on island still standing after the storm passed. Serianthes nelsonii, or håyun lågu in Chamorro, is endemic to the Marianas, meaning it is not only a native tree in the region but also is...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Now at 9,000 acres, the Card Street fire on the Kenai Peninsula has been pegged as the number one fire priority in the nation.The fire continues pushing south and east, into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. More than 800 structures in residential areas are still under threat and 11 have been destroyed. Division of...
Friday, June 19, 2015
According to conservationists in Kansas and Missouri, Asian Bush Honeysuckle is the most visible and environmentally destabilizing invasive species in the metro area. Larry Rizzo, a natural history biologist at the Missouri Department of Conservation, says that there is a difference between invasive and exotic species, and...
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Southern Group of State Foresters is holding its 2015 conference in the Alamo City. Alongside colleagues from numerous state and federal agencies, forest-based industries and non-profits, attendees have an opportunity to learn, share and consider the unique challenges and opportunities ahead for southern forests. Texas...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Provisions to pay for the most extreme wildfires through federal disaster funding were included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior Appropriations Bill, which was passed by a Senate panel on June 18.  The funding method is similar to legislation introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who along with...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Ohio’s bat population has been decimated in recent years by a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. It appeared in Ohio in 2011 and has now been confirmed in 19 counties. Jennifer Norris, the state’s bat biologist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, believes that it’s probably much more widespread. “I’m guessing it’s...

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