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Friday, August 5, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service is offering to renegotiate timber sale contracts in an effort to save sawmills in the Rocky Mountain region that have been hit hard by bark beetle infestations, the recession and financially unviable agreements. Acting regional forester Jerome Thomas said that sawmills are needed more than ever to...
Friday, August 5, 2011
Follow photojournalist Josh Birnbaum's journey as the International Year of Forests photography fellow as he travels across the U.S. documenting the unique relationship between people and America's forests. Josh recently covered American chestnut restoration efforts in West Virginia and will be headed to Texas, Missouri,...
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases will hold its next annual meeting October 5-6 in Boulder, Colorado. The event will feature talks on curtailing pest introductions, various pathways of spread, the issue of firewood movement, citizen detection efforts, and more.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
In the largest ever study of fuel treatment effectiveness, U.S. Forest Service researchers have found that intense thinning treatments that leave between 50 and 100 trees per acre are the most effective in reducing the probability of crown fires in the dry forests of the western United States. The study, the results of...
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A new high school curriculum from Project Learning Tree, the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, teaches students about forest health, fresh water supply, climate change, who owns America’s forests, and more. Exploring Environmental Issues:...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Because tribal lands are particularly prone to drought, flooding, wildfires and other weather extremes, American Indian tribes suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change, according to a new study from the National Wildlife Federation and other groups. Among the study’s recommendations are an increase in...
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Joint Forestry Team (JFT) met last week in Washington, DC, led by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, NRCS Chief Dave White, NACD President Gene Schmidt and NASF President Jeff Jahnke. Jahnke updated the team on the forest action plans, which will be used in setting priorities at the state level. Other discussions...
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation is seeking a Management Forester at the Swan River State Forest at beautiful Swan Lake, MT. Complete posting information is available online. Closing date: August 19.
Friday, July 29, 2011
For several years, Forest Service officials have struggled to respond to the ravaging of weakened forests by mountain pine beetles. Federal contractors have accelerated removal of beetle-killed trees in Rocky Mountain forests, resulting in an estimated 170,000 piles of trees and slashed branches. Contractors contend...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The DuPont Company is admitting that its new herbicide, Imprelis, has damaged large spruce and pine trees on golf courses and properties from New Jersey to Wisconsin.

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