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Friday, April 13, 2012
Fire experts say this year's drought, low snowpack and record-high temperatures in much of the West portend a dangerous installment of what has become a year-round wildfire threat. "You should be skiing, not fighting fires in March," said one forester. "It looks like July on the ground."
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking an experienced, strategic-minded leader to oversee and direct the operation of its three regions and the following operational divisions: Forestland Conservation, Forest Resource Management, Resource Protection, and State Lands.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Forest Service recently unveiled ForWarn, a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. Developed by the USDA Forest Service's Eastern Forest and Western Wildland...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The U.S. Forest Service today announced its My Neighborhood Forest photo contest, celebrating America’s urban and community forests. The contest, which runs from April 11 – July 22, seeks to highlight the natural beauty that spring and summer bring to U.S. neighborhoods, communities and cities, as well as the crucial...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Forest Service is seeking a Regional Fire and Aviation Director (GS-0301-14/15) with a duty station of Portland, Oregon. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/313213100.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Scientists at a Canadian univeristy have found a way to successfully clone American elm trees that survived epidemics of Dutch elm disease. Using tissue samples collected from shoot tips and dormant buds, researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada employed in vitro technology to produce genetic copies of trees...
Monday, April 9, 2012
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will be the recipient of the Vision Award from the Arbor Day Foundation; more information on this year's award winners will be announced later this month, and all winners will participate in a ceremony at Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City on April 28....
Friday, April 6, 2012
Texas agriculture officials are estimating now that drought has caused up to a staggering half a billion dead or dying trees. The Texas Forest Service projects it will cost about $560 million to remove the 5.6 million dead trees claimed in urban areas -- a conservative figure based on the estimated cost of $100 to...
Friday, April 6, 2012
First published in E&E's Greenwire (subscription), a recent article about Peter Kareiva, chief scientist of the Nature Conservancy, describes how Kareiva's recent essay, which takes environmentalists to task, has created some friction in the conservation world. He urges we get past the "horror story" mentality and...
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry is looking for submissions for the 2012 "Invasion of the Weird Trees," an online publication that identifies the weirdest trees for each county based on submissions from the public. The publication is updated every four years. Past entries have included trees that swallowed signs,...

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