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Thursday, January 13, 2011
You've heard all the obvious benefits of urban trees -- shading buildings, sheltering wildlife, filtering air pollution, stopping erosion. A new Portland study suggests a more surprising benefit: healthier newborns.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Young mountain-bike riders' relationship with the natural environment and its effects on their well-being and lifestyles are explored in a new Research Note published by the Forestry Commission of Great Britain.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
On June 3, EPA published the final "Tailoring Rule" which included criteria that determine which stationary sources will be subject to permitting requirements for GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act. In the rule, the EPA chose not to exclude CO2 emissions from biogenic sources, citing a lack of information needed to...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification program has announced its 2011 Request for Proposals for Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants, inviting applications for projects that address current topics of importance to the SFI program.
Friday, January 7, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service recently published Threats to At-Risk Species in America's Private Forests,a report emphasizing how increased housing density near and on private forests is threatening habitat for plants and animals already at risk of decline or extinction. MORE:  The full report can be found here.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry recently chose George Geissler to serve as the Oklahoma State Forester and Director of Forestry Services.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A Kentucky official has launched an effort to stop an insect that is threatening the state's hemlock trees. Energy and Environment Secretary Leonard Peters says the hemlock woolly adelgid could potentially destroy some of Kentucky's 76.6 million eastern hemlock trees.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that goods such as furniture, flooring, lumber and fencing made from wood harvested in Connecticut forests will now bear the popular "Connecticut Grown" marketing label.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced this week that Ohio's 21 State Forests have met the stringent environmental and social standards required for certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
NASF congratulates Sarah McCreary, NASF Communications Director, and her husband -- proud parents of a baby boy born on Monday, January 3rd. The family is doing well. Sarah will be on leave until early to mid-March. Paula Short from the Montana DNRC is serving as Interim Communications Director during her absence. Contact...

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