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Monday, May 2, 2011
The red needles of a tree killed in a mountain pine beetle attack can ignite up to three times faster than the green needles of a healthy tree, new research has found. The findings by U.S. Forest Service ecologist Matt Jolly are being used by fellow ecologist Russ Parsons to develop a new model that is much more advanced...
Friday, April 29, 2011
In a poll commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and released today in support of Arbor Day, voters across the country were found to strongly value forests as sources of clear air and water as well as providers of good-paying jobs and essential products. The poll, conducted by the bi-...
Friday, April 29, 2011
The recent storms that devastated communities across the South havealso wiped out many landowners’ timber investments. The Alabama Forestry Commission is offering advice to help landowners cope with the loss and recovery of storm damage.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. National Arbor Day is the last friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. Click here for a map to find out when...
Friday, April 29, 2011
Scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center have produced a high-resolution "National Biomass and Carbon Dataset for the year 2000" (NBCD2000), the first ever spatially explicit inventory of its kind. The dataset was produced as part of a project funded under NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program with additional support from...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Business Roundtable urged the Obama administration to "abandon" its efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions using U.S. EPA's existing powers under the Clean Air Act. The Roundtable, which represents chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, said the administration and EPA should wait to give Congress...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Lawyer Nursery, Inc., has an opening for a Grower/Propagator in Olympia, WA. Candidate must have a post secondary degree in horticulture or related field and a minimum of 2 years of greenhouse production experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Robert Buzzo at bobb@lawyernursery.com.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Firefighters and support workers on loan from 43 states, the Virgin Islands and a variety of federal agencies worked yesterday to beat back the flames on four major fires that still cover more than half a million acres in Texas. Already an estimated 1.5 million acres of Texas has burned this year, according to the...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Obama administration has released a national clean water framework that emphasizes the importance of partnerships and coordination with states, local communities, stakeholders, and the public to protect public health and water quality, and promote the nation's energy and economic security. The framework outlines a...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bruce Alt is The Nature Conservancy's new Director of Conservation in Mississppi effective May 2, 2011. Bruce has worked to protect forest in Maryland, Kentucky, Mississippi and across the Southeast and for the past 10 years was the Executive Vice President for the Mississippi Forestry Association.

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