Friday, September 9, 2011
The Southeast State Forest in Alaska will double in size with passage of a bill that adds about 23,000 acres to the forest, bringing it to nearly 49,000 acres. Governor Parnell said the additional land under the Southeast State Forest designation would "revitalize Alaska's timber industry."
Friday, September 9, 2011
A report from the USDA Forest Service shows several examples where  fuel treatments were effective in reducing the intensity of the 2011 Wallow Fire, making it possible for firefighters to remain in the area and prevent structures from burning. The fire burned in eastern Arizona in May and June, 2011. It burned 522,900...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The western spruce budworm, which has been chewing its way through thousands of acres of Douglas and grand fir trees in Eastern Washington, is a warning sign about fire danger. State Forester Aaron Everett cautioned residents to be extra careful with fire.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The USDA blog recently profiled the family ties to forestry of brothers Richard and Jim Guldin, who both work at the U.S. Forest Service. Richard Guldin is director of Quantitative Sciences for Research and Development in Rosslyn, VA, and Jim Guldin is supervisory ecologist and project leader at the Southern Research...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
State Forester Linda Casey appointed representatives from 7 state and federal organizations to a Task Force to oversee the implementation of Alabama's Forest Action Plan, Forest at the Crossroads. The group is putting the final touches on an FY12 work plan to carry out priority strategies that will focus on the top three...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Across Texas, scores of wildfires are burning out of control including one of the worst in the state's history. Funding cuts have stretched the Texas Forest Service and its firefighters to their limits, resources have been coming in from other states around the country: New Mexico sends help to Texas to fight fires  OH...
Friday, September 2, 2011
Trees infested with the Asian longhorned beetle have shown remarkable resilience in physically coping with the insect's onslaught, a recently released study by researchers from Harvard University and the U.S. Forest Service shows.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Justice Department raided the Memphis and Nashville offices of the Gibson guitar manufacturing company this week, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars as part of a crackdown on illegally harvested hardwoods from protected forests. Gibson claims the seized wood  is from a Forest Stewardship...
Friday, September 2, 2011
NASF sent letters to House and Senate leaders to offer recommendations for the next Farm Bill that are priorities for State Foresters—many of which are shared by the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition—and are essential in implementing each state's forest action plan. State Foresters recognize that writing the next Farm...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The nation can vastly increase the amount of energy it gets from biomass-derived sources without jeopardizing – and possibly even helping – the environment, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE’s optimistic assessment came with the release of a “2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a...


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