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Friday, July 10, 2015
Sizing up the health of a forest may be hard to do with the naked eye. There’s a lot going on in there. Plants, animals, people and businesses all play critical roles behind the scenes. Forests are critical from every angle. Animals and people rely on them for food, clean air and fresh water. Businesses count on them to...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
With support from the Urban and Community Forestry program of the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry & Fire is achieving goals outlined in Massachusetts’ Forest Action Plan. The Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGC) is a partnership amongst four Massachusetts’...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Colorado State Forest Service reports that Douglas firs on roughly 2,500 acres in the foothills are currently experiencing defoliation caused by the Douglas-fir tussock moth. Experts say damage by the pest can result in a high degree of mortality in severely affected trees. "The fact that we're actually seeing...
Monday, July 6, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service has approved a grant sought by Kentucky and Tennessee in their effort to protect hemlock trees threatened by an invasive pest, officials from both states said. The hemlock woolly adelgid, an Asian insect that was first found in Virginia in the 1950s, has sickened and killed hemlocks in at least 68...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition is hosting a two-day grants management training August 25-26, 2015 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO. Lynne Sholty, G&A Specialist at the USDA Forest Service (USFS), will walk attendees through the newly implemented OMB OmniCircular and the USFS’ updated grant...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A new Climate Change Resource Center topic page summarizes some of the climate change impacts and management considerations for tropical island forests managed in part by the United States. Authors from the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station and International Institute of Tropical Forestry partnered...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Leaf damage has been confirmed in clusters of white oak trees in north and central Arkansas areas due to Jumping Oak Gall, or small plant growths caused by tiny, stingless wasps. In most cases galls do not cause permanent damage or tree mortality. The largest infestations have been confirmed in Crawford, Franklin, Pope and...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (CS) has moved forward this spring with the formation of the National Strategic Committee (NSC), the establishment of three priorities, one for each of the three CS tenets by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC), and ongoing work by the NSC...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
With support from the Forest Health Protection program of the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is achieving goals outlined in Minnesota’s Forest Action Plan. Minnesota’s invasive outreach campaign PlayCleanGo (PCG) is informing people and organizations about the best way to...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Authorities in Alaska are reporting an unusually high number of wildfires burning simultaneously across the tundra and forests of the state, and an exceptionally large number of homes and buildings have been damaged or threatened by the flames so far this year. Wildfires are a common occurrence in Alaska, but this year's...

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