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Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Forest Resources Association reports that a coalition of hardwood interests, ranging from primary producers to furniture manufacturers, is drumming up support for a possible "hardwood checkoff" product promotion program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, similar to the recently enacted North American...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Volunteers have been planting trees on reclaimed mine lands in Kentucky and throughout Appalachia as part of an enormous effort initiated by the United Nation's Billion Tree Campaign. The Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) pledged to plant 38 million trees on mined land, the largest pledge in North...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A new assessment of the impact that climate change will have in New York State is detailed in a 600-page report, commissioned by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Fir and spruce trees are expected to die out in the Catskills, and New York City's backup drinking water supply may well be...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The USDA Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service have opened nominations for the 2011 Two Chief's Partnership Award, which recognizes outstanding forestry and conservation partnership efforts. Nominations (PDF) due December 12.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Washington State is convening a committee of foresters, scientists and other experts in an effort to contain a pending forest health epidemic east of the Cascades. Over the next 15 years, state projections indicate that elevated tree mortality could occur across 2.8 million acres of Eastern Washington, or roughly one-third...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it will form a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the new Planning Rule set for finalization this winter. In the coming months the Forest Service will announce its request for committee...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The local NPR station in Washington, DC, recently aired a story on how the District maintains and improves its urban tree canopy, which officials hope to increase to 40% by 2035.
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...

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