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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
An estimated 5.6 million trees that once shaded homes, streets and parks in communities across Texas now are dead as a result of last year's unrelenting drought. The finding comes from a study conducted by Texas Forest Service urban foresters, who spent the last month surveying tree mortality in cities and towns across the...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected of Forrest Boe as director of the DNR's Forestry Division. Most recently he served as the deputy director of the Parks and Trails Division. Boe succeeds Dave Epperly, who held the post since 2005.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The U.S. Forest Service released its long-awaited strategy last week for replacing its wildfire-fighting fleet of aging heavy air tankers with ones that are newer, faster and more cost-effective. Timing for the transition however is still unclear.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
NASF and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the Forest Service to make every effort to improve coordination between states, tribes and the National Forest System. State foresters and tribal leaders have been working closely on forest management issues under a...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Speaking out against the illegal loggers laying waste to the greatest tropical rainforest on Earth can cost you your life in the "wild west" of Brazil's Amazon forest.
Monday, February 13, 2012
A University of Montana professor wants to connect Montana's depressed timber industry and supply of beetle-kill trees to Haiti's need for raw materials and housing. A campaign, Wood for Haiti, is getting closer to making that goal a reality.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Discovery Channel's program Daily Planet recently featured a story on the experiment the West Virginia Division of Forestry is participating in to explore how unmanned aircraft could help fight wildfires (segment starts at 01:45 min mark).
Friday, February 10, 2012
A recent look at how Montana's logging industry has changed over the years, on the landscape and in the economy. The lessons there are reflected in many other states in the West and across the country.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced recently the selection of agency veteran Daniel Jiron as the new regional forester for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Arkansas State Forester John Shannon has resigned his post as state forester effective close of business Friday, February 10 after a legislative audit concluded the Arkansas Forestry Commission improperly borrowed funds to prop up its strained budget. Mr. Shannon was currently serving as NASF president, and his leadership...

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