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Friday, July 11, 2014
Stefan Schnitzer of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute studies woody vines in the tropical forests of Panama.   The results of his research could have implications for global climate change.   The vines, Schnitzer discovered,...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Environmental non-profit Tree Pittsburgh found a creative solution to clearing undergrowth on tricky terrain—goats.   Tree Pittsburgh hired consultant Brian Knox from Eco-Goats and rented more than 30 goats from local farm Goodness Grows to clear dense plant growth from a hillside near West Penn Park in Polish Hill....
Friday, July 11, 2014
To determine the future of the maple, the city of Missoula uses a device called a sonic tomograph. The Urban Forestry Division has catalogued an estimated 74 percent of municipal street and boulevard trees, and most of them are, to a trained eye, obviously healthy or obviously hazards in need of removal. “The tree has a...
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...
Friday, July 11, 2014
The National Association of State Foresters, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and National Fire Protection Association are pleased to announce that the Wildfire Mitigation Awards will launch in 2015. The call for nominations will go live in September 2014.  The national awards will recognize outstanding service in...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Montana Governor Steve Bullock this week unveiled his “Forests in Focus” Initiative, a strategy to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration, watershed protection and wildlife habitat improvement work on private and federal forests across the state. It comes with a three million dollar investment that will fund...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A Purdue University research team led by Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources policy of organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers rendered scarce by browsing...

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