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Friday, September 19, 2014
According to the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, a partnership between Western forestry professionals and government leaders, the true costs of wildfires tend to be between two and 30 times greater than fire-suppression costs. The official price tag of the 2011 Wallow Fire, which burned 538,000 acres (2,177 square...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Georgia State Forester Robert Farris and the Georgia Forestry Commission are the 2014 recipients of the American Forest Foundation's Sustained Excellence Award.  The award is presented to a state forestry agency partner who has been a strong advocate and supporter of sustainably managed family forests and AFF programs,...
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC) is a statutory committee and is chartered to have 20 members representing a) Federal and State agencies concerned with developing and utilizing the Nation’s forest resources; b) the forest industries; c) the forestry schools of the State-certified eligible institutions, and...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Since 2008, our partner the Arbor Day Foundation has worked with State Foresters to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States. Through our partnership, and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members and supporters, we can provide funding for seedlings in forests recovering from fire,...
Friday, September 19, 2014
In collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and The University of Vermont, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Toronto Urban Forestry has taken advantage of sophisticated modeling and remote sensing tools to paint a more detailed picture of Toronto's urban forest. The resulting study, Every Tree Counts: A Portrait of Toronto's...
Friday, September 19, 2014
The mountain pine beetle epidemic has been plaguing Colorado's pine forests for nearly two decades. While the beetle is natural part of the eco-system, it began to spiral out of control in 1996. Scientists said that's when warmer temperatures and increasing drought conditions began to stress the trees, making them more...
Friday, September 19, 2014
A new study is part of an ongoing project by three groups to examine what it calls the missing risks, such as wildfires, that climate change can make more expensive. The groups are the Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  ...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lying along the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the 53,500-acre San Juan Bay Estuary watershed is the heart of the expanding and densely populated San Juan metropolitan area. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated the population of the area at 2,478,905, with a population density of 3,215 people a square kilometer (about half a...
Friday, September 5, 2014
Parts of Nova Scotia could be facing significant firewood shortages this winter with suppliers already turning away customers. Michael Nowe is a firewood supplier near Liverpool, Canada. His woodlot is about half as full as it should be for this time of the year. He says he started turning customers away in June because...
Friday, September 5, 2014
There are about 80 nature-based preschools in the United States, up from 19 in 2009. Numerous other preschools employ some sort of eco-friendly approach. Schools range from taking simple steps to basing their entire curriculum around nature and having students spend time every day in natural settings. At the Sunflower...

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