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Friday, November 7, 2014
UC Berkeley’s forestry and natural resources major is one of only a handful in the state and the most female dominated by far. “They have more resources and coaches and a lot more burly men,” said Gonen of other forestry programs, such as those at Humboldt State and Cal Poly. “But we have spirit, and we have a lot of fun...
Friday, November 7, 2014
In recent decades, the number of aspens in Arizona’s higher elevations has declined sharply. A 2001 study by the USDA Forest Service said that Arizona has seen a 96 percent decline in aspen acreage since 1900, the largest by far among states with significant aspen populations. Mary Lou Fairweather, a Flagstaff-based forest...
Friday, November 7, 2014
We’ve lost more than 6 million bats in 25 states since 2006 to white nose syndrome, an epidemic that is causing catastrophic die-offs in America’s cave bat populations. To fight white nose syndrome, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) has built an artificial cave next to an existing natural bat cave. The artificial cave can be...
Friday, November 7, 2014
More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk. “Reaching the one hundred community benchmark is a major accomplishment,” said Cathy Prudhomme, the community outreach program manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Along with many public-agency and landowner partners, State Forester Doug Decker and the Oregon Department of Forestry are taking a major step toward a better future in wildfire management across broad landscapes. Foresters know that some ecosystems depend on periodic fires in order to remain healthy. Many forests have...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support...
Friday, October 31, 2014
As part of the continued rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred® program. The proposal also includes other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Researchers with the USDA Forest Service are looking for ash trees that survived the attack of the emerald ash borer. The invasive insect has been spreading across the Midwest and beyond since 2002, killing millions of ash trees in its wake.  The Northern Research Station has launched a new online reporting tool. They want...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Loggers Tim, Dean and Duane White typically finish cutting winter wood for their home clients by mid-October, then shift to supplying timber to area lumber mills. This year, though, the mills will have to wait. Calls for firewood have doubled and the Whites are working against the clock to cut fuel for customers before...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Longtime outreach efforts by the Mississippi State University Extension Service's forestry department received significant attention when it won a national award. MSU Extension Forestry won the 2014 Family Forests Education Award presented by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of...

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