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Friday, June 19, 2015
According to conservationists in Kansas and Missouri, Asian Bush Honeysuckle is the most visible and environmentally destabilizing invasive species in the metro area. Larry Rizzo, a natural history biologist at the Missouri Department of Conservation, says that there is a difference between invasive and exotic species, and...
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Southern Group of State Foresters is holding its 2015 conference in the Alamo City. Alongside colleagues from numerous state and federal agencies, forest-based industries and non-profits, attendees have an opportunity to learn, share and consider the unique challenges and opportunities ahead for southern forests. Texas...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Provisions to pay for the most extreme wildfires through federal disaster funding were included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior Appropriations Bill, which was passed by a Senate panel on June 18.  The funding method is similar to legislation introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who along with...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Ohio’s bat population has been decimated in recent years by a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. It appeared in Ohio in 2011 and has now been confirmed in 19 counties. Jennifer Norris, the state’s bat biologist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, believes that it’s probably much more widespread. “I’m guessing it’s...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at a Prescribed Fire Workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. This workshop will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend. The...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials,...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
On June 17, NASF staff participated in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) Advocacy Day in the House of Representatives. NASF joined allied organizations belonging to the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, formed in 2009, to meet with nearly 70 House offices and seek their support for the WDFA (H.R...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program, the Wyoming State Forestry Division is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Through a partnership with the Montana Department of Natural Resources, the Wyoming State Forestry Division established The Northern Rockies Tree...
Monday, June 15, 2015
As temperatures heat up, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to take extra precautions to prevent roadside wildfires. Low humidity, high winds and hot temperatures are a dangerous combination that can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires. More than 50 percent of wildfires in Arizona are caused by...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
This summer marks the sixth year of the visiting forester program at Philmont Scout Ranch. Through this program, professional foresters spend a week in the Philmont, New Mexico backcountry interacting with participants who hike through the demonstration forest. With this summer’s recruits, more than 50 individual foresters...

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