30-Year Project Examines Nitrogen Fertilization in a Spruce-Fir Forest

In 1988, scientists established research plots on Mt. Ascutney to determine whether chronic low doses of nitrogen could cause forest decline.

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30-Year Project Examines Nitrogen Fertilization in a Spruce-Fir Forest
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 Frogs, Toads, and Ephemeral Wetlands

Research examines impact of rain, temperature, and climate change on reproductive success.

News Alert U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

News Alert 30 Years of Nitrogen Fertilization in Spruce-Fir Forest

High-elevation species are still struggling.

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 State of the Climate

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

News Alert Black Locust & Drought Tolerance

By affecting plant growth, drought could potentially affect the nitrogen cycle too.

News Alert Prescribed Fire and Snags in Shortleaf Pine Woodlands

Restoration work is part of a much larger campaign across the Southern Region.

News Alert Planning for the future of America’s forests and rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service report, Update to the 2010 Resources Planning Act Assessment, examines how land development, climate change, natural disturbances and socioeconomic trends continue to influence forest and rangeland ecosystems.

News Alert Cleaning Up Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites

Illegal marijuana grow sites pose problems for Forest Service law enforcement, the public, and the environment – with pesticides poisoning wildlife, soil, and water.

News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

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

News Alert News from the Washington Office and Research Stations

The August 2017 issue of the U.S. Forest Service R&D Newsletter is now available.

News Alert Why Big Blazes are Burning up Budgets and Landscapes

In 1995, the U.S. Forest Service spent 16 percent of its total budget on fighting fires. Today, it’s 52 percent and growing. What’s changed?

News Alert Don’t Forget the Soil Fauna

A new paper aims to call attention to a subject that in recent years has received too little love from the scientific community: soil fauna and how various kinds of environmental disturbances affected soil invertebrates.

Recent Publications view all recent publications
Page A safety rule approach to surveillance and eradication of biological invasions pdf
Page Virtual special issue preface: Forest response to environmental stress: impacts and adaptation pdf
Page Spruce-fir forest changes during a 30-year nitrogen saturation experiment pdf
Page Macro-scale assessment of demographic and environmental variation within genetically derived evolutionary lineages of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled conifer of the eastern United States pdf
Page No rest for the laurels: symbiotic invaders cause unprecedented damage to southern USA forests pdf
Page Regional patterns of postwildfire streamflow response in the Western United States: The importance of scale-specific connectivity pdf
Page Spring and autumn phenological variability across environmental gradients of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA pdf
Page Response of evapotranspiration to changes in land use and land cover and climate in China during 2001-2013 pdf
Page GuidosToolbox: universal digital image object analysis pdf
Page Assessment of wildland fire impacts on watershed annual water yield: Analytical framework and case studies in the United States pdf
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