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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 5, 2014
In 2010, the last standing mill in Josephine County, Oregon closed its doors due to a precipitous decline in federal timber supply. Rough and Ready is a 92 -year-old family owned business, and when it shuttered its small diameter mill, 85 employees lost their jobs in a county that already carried one of the highest...
Friday, September 5, 2014
AES Hawaii Power Plant, the only coal-fired plant in the state, has been asked to convert some of the energy being produced at the plant in to biomass from coal. "Hawaiian Electric believes that AES could provide superior optionality for the Oahu power system to optimize between cost and Renewable Portfolio Standard should...
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...
Friday, September 5, 2014
The American Southwest faces a dry and dusty forecast, with a 90 percent chance of a decade-long drought searing southern regions of Arizona and New Mexico this century, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The drought risk for southern portions of California and Nevada is nearly as great, with an...
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wild boars roam the forests of Germany, where they are hunted for their meat, which is sold as a delicacy. But in recent tests by the state government of Saxony, more than one in three boars were found to give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for human consumption.   They radioactive boars are...

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