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Thursday, May 3, 2012
An al Qaeda magazine has called for Western Muslims to wage war within the United States, urging them to engage in lone wolf attacks, including setting forest fires. The magazine focused on forest fires citing that there has been rapid population growth in forested areas in the United States.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Urban Forestry Administration, like most U.S. city agencies, can only do so much thanks to diminishing resources. With only 19 certified arborists to care for the 140,000 street trees that are planted across the District, the city is asking caring citizens to help its trees. Washington DC is putting its saplings up for...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Forest Service has released its 2012 call for nominations to fill four of fifteen positions on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry Program and related natural...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
States in the south and northeast continue to look for solutions to the emerald ash borer, an invasive species that kills ash trees. Although this is not a new problem for many states, Indiana, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania have found that the problem continues to grow.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The USDA Forest Service is seeking applicants for the Station Director for the Pacific Southwest Research Station. The director is the administrator responsible for Forest Service research in the geographical areas of California, Hawaii and other U.S. Pacific Islands.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Officials with Texas Forest Service and The Texas A&M University System unveiled new web applications that will help homeowners and communities determine wildfire risk -- and take measures to mitigate potential hazards. Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal, or TxWRAP, allows users to identify wildfire threats for a...
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Friday newsletter will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. Watch for the new edition with a new look and feel on May 11. Thanks for your patience!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar discussed the federal government's readiness for the upcoming wildfire season to ensure protection for communities and restoration of forests and public lands. The Secretaries were joined by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Forest Service Chief Tom...
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters (NAASF) seeks a Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy Regional Support Project Contractor to provide staff assistance to the association in its work on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Send cover letter and resume to ian.macfarlane@mail.wvu.edu or fax...
Friday, April 27, 2012
In response to the Senate Agriculture Committee's adoption of their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, NASF released a statement, finding that the bulk of the legislation is consistent with their platform. "While no Farm Bill can be perfect, we greatly appreciate the Committee providing many of the tools necessary for...

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