Forest ThreatNet is the Eastern Threat Center's news update with the latest information concerning ongoing research, projects, and partnerships.
Many states observe Wildfire Awareness Week, with goals of raising the public awareness of wildfires and promoting actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities.
The Francis Marion National Forest is currently revising its land and resource management plan under the National Forest System 2012 Planning Rule.
New report describes climate change risks for northern Michigan forests.
Ailanthus, the so-called tree-of-heaven, is probably the most famous invasive tree in the United States.
Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine’s oldest cultural art form.
Scientific research that describes the current state of knowledge, critical knowledge gaps, and importance of fire emissions for global climate and terrestrial carbon cycling is the focus of nine science syntheses published in a special issue in the Forest Ecology and Management.
U.S. Forest Service study suggests climate is not the only factor ushering in change.
To help the U.S. Forest Service respond to a changing climate, the Climate Change Resource Center, an online portal to credible, relevant and timely information focused on forest management responses to climate change, recently released a new education resource on basic climate change science and climate modeling.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Outcomes will include a mixture of new forest establishment, stream restoration, and improved forest management to improve habitat for bird species and water quality on early successional and mature forest landscapes.
Each year during April, USDA amplifies its public outreach about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America's crops and forests—and how the public can prevent their spread.
The 21CSC, one of the top priorities of the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, is a collaborative effort to put America's youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing America's public lands.
SERCH is moving forward with an open discussion of the SERCH mission, objectives, deliverables, collaborations, timelines, and opportunities through a series of hour-long conference calls.
New book focuses on forest ecosystems and ecosystem services.
In addition to the existing science-based eradication protocols for fighting an Asian longhorned beetle infestation, such as surveying trees and removing infested ones, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relies on on-going research to not only improve current protocols, but also to develop new ones.
As the 2014 wildfire season approaches, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots released the Administration’s National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
Throughout his career, Bill advocated natural regeneration and the use of fire in management strategies for longleaf pine.
The loss of property and firefighters during wildfires are a reminder of the challenges we face in reducing the risks associated with large, unpredictable wildfires. Climate change, drought, insect infestations, changing land-use patterns, and other factors have contributed to increases in the complexity and in the numbers of wildfires across the United States.
From surface to core, the Earth’s radius is almost 4,000 miles, but only the uppermost sliver of that rocky expanse, called the critical zone, sustains life. This zone extends from the base of weathered rock to the treetops, and includes water, soils, vegetation, and animals.
With demand for the wild ramps increasing, harvesting may be affecting native populations.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
Each monthly club meeting features real-life scientists who lead lively discussions and activities about diverse scientific topics.
Emissions of greenhouse gases grew at a faster rate over the decade from 2000 to 2010 than they did over the previous three decades, reaching the highest levels in human history, despite efforts to limit them, according to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
Today, environmental justice at USDA refers to meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing disparate environmental burdens, removing barriers to participation in decision making, and increasing access to environmental benefits that help make all communities safe, vibrant and healthy places to live and work.