In 1988, scientists established research plots on Mt. Ascutney to determine whether chronic low doses of nitrogen could cause forest decline.
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.
Research examines impact of rain, temperature, and climate change on reproductive success.
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.
High-elevation species are still struggling.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
By affecting plant growth, drought could potentially affect the nitrogen cycle too.
Restoration work is part of a much larger campaign across the Southern Region.
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.
Illegal marijuana grow sites pose problems for Forest Service law enforcement, the public, and the environment – with pesticides poisoning wildlife, soil, and water.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
The August 2017 issue of the U.S. Forest Service R&D Newsletter is now available.
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?
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.