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Thursday, June 23, 2011
New research suggests planting trees will do little to cool the planet, especially when trees are planted in Canada and other northern countries, says a climatologist at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. The reasearch assessed the impact of replanting forests on crop and marginal lands and concludes "...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
New Jersey has the most severe beetle outbreak of southern pine beetle in the country, said the nation's leading expert on the insect, Ron Billings, manager of forest health for the Texas Forest Service, who has surveyed and photographed the damage. The pest devoured 14,000 acres of pines last year and is expected to...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
NASF joined nearly 50 other wildlife and conservation organzations in a letter to the Vice President and Congressional leaders on the fate in current budget negotiations of federal programs that sustain our nation's natural resources. The letter urged a comprehensive solution that does not cut "the natural resource budget...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is conducting a national study to determine how its member universities' colleges of agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences can deliver graduates that are more employable and successful in the workplace. They are seeking input from employers on the skills...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Two firefighters of the Florida Division of Forestry were killed this week while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County. The blaze is one of more than 400 wildfires currently burning around the state in one of the busiest fire seasons in years. NASF joins all our members in mourning all those who have lost their...
Monday, June 20, 2011
The pristine boreal forest in Canada's Manitoba province is part of the vast belt of northern forest that rings the globe south of the Arctic. The Manitoba government has granted permanent legal protection to nearly 2 million acres -- an area the size of Yellowstone National Park. The "Asatiwisipe Aki Management Plan" is...
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Southern Forest Research Partnership has announced updates to its website, www.sfrponline.org, including a new "centers of excellence" area focused around key regional issues. The centers highlight collective research capacity of the SFRP membership while also identifying gaps and opportunities for additionally needed...
Friday, June 17, 2011
National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Forest Supervisor Linda Brett is the new Director of Forest Management for the USDA Forest Service Southern Region. The position is responsible for overall forest management and maintaining and improving the health, diversity and productivity of the 14 national forests in the South.
Friday, June 17, 2011
NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise Communities Program is holding the 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Denver, CO, October 27-29. The conference brings together leading wildland fire experts, Firewise community representatives, community planners, civic leaders,...
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Obama administration has established the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR) to coordinate and promote outdoor recreation on public lands, as part of the president's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative unveiled in February. The council includes the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce departments...

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