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Friday, July 11, 2014
After several devastating forest fires, foresters and environmental groups were beginning to agree that Oregon's forests need to be managed differently to reduce fire hazards and foster healthier forests. The closing of several mills during the recession meant local and state governments were interested in saving jobs...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wildlife biologists recently scanning photographs taken by a trail camera in the Uinta Mountains last winter saw something never before captured in Utah: the first official photographs of a wolverine. Kim Hersey, Mammals Conservation Coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), says biologists from the...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Bill Kaage has been named chief of the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. He succeeds Tom Nichols, who retired on January 31, 2014. As the Chief, Kaage is responsible for the overall leadership, policy and program direction for the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire management...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A multi-state team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry.   The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry profession and devise strategies...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The hat seen at the right belonged to a National Forest Service illustrator named Harry Rossoll, and thus to Smokey Bear. The Ad Council created Smokey to encourage communities to control and prevent blazes in their own backyards. But Smokey transcended his status as a popular public service image after Rossoll began...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The recent decision by the Department of Defense (DoD) to halt further transfer of excess trucks, generators, pumps, and engine parts will cost states and local fire departments the opportunity to utilize excess equipment to protect lives and property from wildfire. There are two major federal excess property programs for...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14.  Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Matt Harris is the new Arbor Day Foundation's new chief executive, only the second in the organization's 42 year history. "The work of the Arbor Day Foundation is as important as ever," Harris said in an Arbor Day press release. "We stand poised to expand our leadership role in ensuring that trees are recognized as a vital...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Boston Society of Architects has opened an exhibit called Urban Timber: From Seed to City which will run through September. "Urban Timber" presents recent innovations in wood technology, case studies of of timber construction in taller buildings, as well as installations by four architecture teams chosen for their...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced its 2014 plans for the state's Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation. The infestation was first discovered in 2012. Ohio State University Extension Educator Dr. Curtis Young said...

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