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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently toured facilities in La Grande and Wallowa that are participating in efforts to improve forest health and reduce fire risk while securing and creating jobs in rural Oregon. Along with First Lady Cylvia Hayes, the Governor visited the Boise Cascade Particleboard Plant outside of La...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This past winter was the coldest Detroit had experienced in 36 years, but it did little to stop the invasive emerald ash borer. “We didn’t find a single dead larva,” Deborah G. McCullough, professor of entomology and forestry at Michigan State, told the New York Times. McCullough led a study of ash trees in Lower Michigan...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the 2014 USDA Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. The grants provide funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The hat seen at the right belonged to a National Forest Service illustrator named Harry Rossoll, and thus to Smokey Bear. The Ad Council created Smokey to encourage communities to control and prevent blazes in their own backyards. But Smokey transcended his status as a popular public service image after Rossoll began...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Fading Forests III is a new report released by the University of Tennessee and The Nature Conservancy compiling the latest data and analysis on the introduction, spread, and costs of non-native invasive tree pests and diseases.   Among the key findings: In the last dozen years the emerald ash borer has spread from...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.   Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through...
Friday, June 27, 2014
This month the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with two primary holdings:  EPA’s attempt in the Tailoring Rule to regulate stationary sources under the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program solely on...
Friday, June 27, 2014
NASF President and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch was in Rome this week to participate in the Committee on Forestry, referred to as COFO 22.   The biennial sessions of COFO bring together heads of international forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Our NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie heads to Minnesota on July 14. Following that trip will be a photographic journey into the forests and Pennsylvania, Florida, Mississippi, and California. We’d like to thank the host state foresters and their teams for jumping on board with this exciting project which will help...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Our NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie heads to Minnesota on July 14. Following that trip will be a photographic journey into the forests and Pennsylvania, Florida, Mississippi, and California. We’d like to thank the host state foresters and their teams for jumping on board with this exciting project which will help...

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