Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to help out with a survey of the state's forests by tracking how many critters they see during their fall hunting trips. DNR division of forestry chief John Seifert says hunters "are uniquely skilled observers" whose feedback can help the agency better manage...
Monday, November 14, 2011
Analyzing tree rings to reconstruct ancient climates, researchers have found compelling evidence of a long dry spell in the Southwest stretching through the first four centuries of the Christian era and punctuated by more acute dry stretches.
Friday, November 11, 2011
NASF and a coalition of partners recently sent a letter to Congressional leaders on the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for the Hazardous Fuels program under the Wildland Fire Management portion of the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) budgets. The Hazardous Fuels...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Chris Topik, director of The Nature Conservancy's Restoring America's Forests program and former staff for the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, wrote a guest post on TNC's Cool Green Science blog on the early successes of the new Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, which has generated criticism of President Obama from conservative media outlets. The fee would fund a program designed to benefit the Christmas tree industry and will be funded by the...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Arbor Day Foundation's national Partners in Community Forestry conference convenes next week in Orlando, bringing together leaders across urban forestry's many diverse groups. Florida State Forester Jim Karels will welcome attendees on Monday as they kick of the week of sessions focused on promoting best practices in...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A recent report provides new ideas surrounding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide. The report, Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy, summarizes and analyzes the most recent science regarding forests and carbon accounting, biomass use,...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has appointed Leslie Weldon as the new Deputy Chief for the National Forest System mission area. Weldon has served as Regional Forester in the Northern Region for the past two years.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dave Epperly is no longer State Forester after major leadership changes took place last month at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said Dave Epperly, Forestry Division director, will be transferred within the division while Bob Tomlinson, assistant director, was transferred into...
Friday, November 4, 2011
Oregon State University has released a new study that says climate change, insect attacks, diseases and fire are causing huge migration of trees across the West. 


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