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News Alert U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation

View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

News Alert Old Microscope Sparks New Idea for Kids’ Science Club

Each monthly club meeting features real-life scientists who lead lively discussions and activities about diverse scientific topics.

News Alert Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Partnership Discussions

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.

News Alert USDA Deputy Under Secretary promotes environmental justice goals

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.

News Alert Grow Your Own Ramps

With demand for the wild ramps increasing, harvesting may be affecting native populations.

News Alert Does Carbon in Wetland Soils Go With the Flow?

What happens to carbon when wetlands dry out because of seasonal water level fluctuations, climate variability, or land use changes related to human development?

News Alert USDA Deputy Under Secretary promotes environmental justice goals

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.

News Alert $678,000 in Funding to Restore Forests on Degraded Mined Land Areas

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.

News Alert U.S. Forest Service and White House Council on Environmental Quality Announce New 21CSC Member Organizations

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.

News Alert State of the Climate

View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.

News Alert USDA Provides Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs

The economic stakes for stopping invasive species are high, with scientists estimating the total economic cost of all invasive species to be approximately $120 billion annually.

News Alert Climate Change and United States Forests

New book focuses on forest ecosystems and ecosystem services.

News Alert Workshop April 30 – May 1: Fire Management and Quality of Bat Habitat

The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists is sponsoring a two-day workshop to synthesize and share new findings about the relationships between prescribed fire, insect prey availability, canopy structure, and bat foraging and roosting areas.

News Alert Taking the Long View at the Francis Marion National Forest

The Francis Marion National Forest is currently revising its land and resource management plan under the National Forest System 2012 Planning Rule.

News Alert Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities, Businesses and Public and Private Lands from the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season

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.

News Alert Wildfire Awareness Week, 2014

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.

News Alert Appalachian-Cumberland Highlands: The Next 50 Years

Knowing more about how the future might unfold can improve decisions that have long-term consequences.

News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.

News Alert Agriculture Secretary Announces Rural Schools Payments

The payments from the Forest Service may be used for supporting public schools and public roads, for projects to help maintain and improve the health of forests, and for county projects including "Firewise Communities" programs, reimbursements for emergency services on national forests and development of community wildfire protection plans.

News Alert Warming Climate Has Consequences for Michigan's Forests

New report describes climate change risks for northern Michigan forests.

News Alert We Can’t Barbecue Our Way Out: Why Feral Swine Management Requires a National Approach

At 5 million animals and counting, feral swine are now found in at least 39 States and cause approximately $1.5 billion in damages and control costs each year. Their damage is diverse and includes destroying native habitats and crops, eating endangered species, and spreading disease.

News Alert Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

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.

News Alert U.S. Forest Service: responding and adapting to wildland fire

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.

News Alert Ailanthus: A Nonnative Urban Tree Is Causing Trouble in Our Forests

Ailanthus, the so-called tree-of-heaven, is probably the most famous invasive tree in the United States.

News Alert Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

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.

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Page Positive plant diversity-soil stability relationships are mediated through roots in the Songnen Grassland: Chronosequence evidence pdf
Page Database for landscape-scale carbon monitoring pdf
Page Interactive effects of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems in the United States pdf
Page Potential impacts of climate change on soil erosion vulnerability across the conterminous United States pdf
Page Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options: TACCIMO User Guide Version 2.2 pdf
Page The use of broken-power laws to describe the distributions of daily flow above the mean annual flow across the conterminous U.S. pdf
Page The effect of water table fluctuation on soil respiration in a lower coastal plain forested wetland in the southeastern U.S. pdf
Page Evaluating theories of drought-induced vegetation mortality using a multimodel-experiment framework pdf
Page Estimation of evapotranspiration over the terrestrial ecosystems in China pdf
Page Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern U.S.  pdf
 
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