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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.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Montana State Forester Bob Harrington explained to a gathering of timber managers from Peru, Indonesia, Liberia, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil and Papua New Guinea this week how MT's "best management practices" guide state and private forest users in things like stream protection, harvest schedules, cleanup ethics and...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dozens of foresters from North America gathered in West Virginia this week for a conference about the future of state nurseries. Many of the speakers also focused on reforestation, especially on post-mined land. The conference was jointly sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, the Kentucky Division of...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A company in Georgia is turning the tables on the ubiquitous "Made in China" label, making something quintessentially Chinese and sending it back to China. The plentiful sweet gum and poplars of Georgia, it turns out, are ideal trees for chopsticks.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
NASF joined seven other state health and environmental agencies in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the scope of jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The comments come in response to a Federal Register notice issued in May on proposed guidance for the...
Monday, July 25, 2011
Biologists say they hope they can breed a disease resistant version of the whitebark pine, a tree found at high altitudes in the West. Pine cones from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Mount Rainier in Washington state are being used to cultivate whitebark seedlings with a natural resistance to blister rust, a fungus...

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