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Friday, June 27, 2014
Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York carves eagles, mountain men and wolves from white pine. His specialty is bears.   Tyoe earns a living as a chainsaw artist, turning big logs into improbably fluid sculptures with nothing more than a tool that some use to cut firewood.   “I just use my imagination,”Mark Tyoe told...
Friday, June 27, 2014
East Face Forest Restoration Project, a partnership amongst five agencies, two counties, and private landowners, is underway.  The U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Bureau of Land Management, as well as private...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Joyce Qin, 11-year-old Memphis-area student, is the national winner of the 2014 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. Oh, and she's adorable. "Joyce competed against 30,000 contestants. This is quite an accomplishment," U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said at a ceremony unveiling the art. "We use this contest as...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Benton County, Oregon Deputy Brent Iverson is on the lookout for criminals who steam non-timber forest products from lands, often damaging the ecosystem in the process.   Forest products theft is a multibillion dollar industry every year in the United States, according to Iverson.   Depending on the time of year...
Friday, June 27, 2014
New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs, with shipments in 2013 accounting for more than 20 percent of global trade, according to estimates by Wood Resources International LLC. Russia and the United States ranked second and third as global log suppliers, each shipping about 15 percent of the...
Friday, June 27, 2014
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group has designated the week of June 30 to July 6, 2014 as “A Week to Remember, Reflect and Learn” to honor the memories of all fallen wildland firefighters and to reflect on lessons learned from different types of wildland fire accidents.   June 30, 2014 marks the one-year...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Several companies operating paper and pulp mills in towns across Maine say the local tax bills they’re paying are more than the buildings, property and equipment are worth to an industry that provides jobs for thousands and makes up a significant portion of the state’s tax base. Some of the companies, such as Sappi Fine...
Friday, June 20, 2014
All around Madison, Wisconsin, residents are watching as yellow dots appear on their estimated 21,700 public ash trees, a sign that the invasive emerald ash borer has arrived. The borer makes trees brittle and dangerous. So even though most of the 8,500 trees slated to get the ax aren't infested yet, over the next few...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a perennial grass that’s causing huge problems in the Gulf Coast and other regions of the South where temperatures don’t get cold enough to limit its growth. This weed invades forests, rights-of-way, and agricultural fields, literally taking over the landscape and altering ecosystems....
Friday, June 20, 2014
With support from the NASF Foundation, NASF has selected Leslie Robertson of Illinois as its 2014 Photography Fellow. The outstanding photographer was selected from our strongest pool of candidates yet and will document the theme Working Forests Work throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota....

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