Eastern Threat Center researchers discuss strategies for forward-thinking ecosystem restoration in a new book chapter.
In Georgia, Atlanta residents could be hit hardest by climate change.
Federal income tax law contains provisions to encourage stewardship and management of private forest land.
This is notification that emerald ash borer has been detected in North Carolina for the first time.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell highlighted the challenges facing the agency as it continues to respond to increasingly extreme wildfires, in a statement before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 17-21, 2013, the Forest Service invites you to come and visit the beautiful gems called Native Plant and Pollinator gardens currently in bloom in the Eastern Region.
Native forests and grasslands across the world face a range of threats, including climate change, urbanization, and exotic species invasions. Ecosystem restoration is frequently offered as a partial solution to these threats, because less stressed ecosystems seem better equipped to resist invasion.
There's nothing more frustrating for gardeners than discovering that their well-planned plots or rolling lawns have been infiltrated by invasive plant species, the perennial marauders of the back yard set.
While more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland, research shows that a majority of children in some segments of the population are not spending active time outdoors.
USDA helps communities rebuild and recover from wildfires, Hurricane Sandy and Oklahoma tornadoes.
Regional climate hubs, new research tools, and uniform policy guidelines will help producers mitigate threats and adapt for the future.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
On June 20, U.S. Forest Service climate change advisor Dave Cleaves and Jim Vose, project leader of the Forest Service Center for Integrated Forest Science will discuss the current condition and future of U.S. forests in relation to climate change in a webinar designed for forest and natural resource managers, landowners, and extension agents.
The trees died first. One hundred million of them in the eastern and midwestern United States. The culprit: the emerald ash borer.
A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as consumers of water.
The Senate voted to approve passage of the Farm Bill (S. 954). The bill includes a number of notable forestry-related provisions.
Although Smokey Bear was created on August 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear named Smokey would be the symbol for their efforts to promote forest fire prevention – what later happened is simply amazing.
Are you a community-based organization or farmer in a rural community that faces persistent poverty, or just someone who wants to improve life in Rural America? Do you have questions on how you can partner with USDA to take advantage of community resources and promote economic development in your community?
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Feral swine are an invasive species well known for their ability to degrade native habitats, damage agricultural interests, and spread disease. However, until now, little was known about their impacts to archaeological sites.
The mission of the website is to provide timely data and information to help build a climate-smart nation.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
The U.S. has 757 wilderness areas covering nearly 110 million acres of public land, but just one of your photographs could be among those displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History as part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.
A large number of hardwood species such as oaks, maples, ash, walnut, dogwood and sycamore are infected by anthracnose.
As new threats emerge for American agriculture, USDA will be there to provide assistance – and this week, we announced new steps to help producers create solutions to meet modern environmental threats.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
It grows on every continent except Antarctica and has earned a reputation as one of the worst weeds on earth.