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Burning Forests Impact Water Supplies

After a wildland fire burns away vegetation, rivers may rise. This could provide some relief for water supplies in drought-stricken areas, but there are trade-offs, according to a new study led by Center scientists.


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Photo by Erich Vallery, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.

 

2018 Predicted to be Challenging Wildfire Year

In 2018, the Forest Service has more than 10,000 firefighters, 900 engines, and hundreds of aircraft available to manage wildfires in cooperation with federal, tribal, state, local, and volunteer partners.

Helping Forestland Owners Navigate the Tax Code

Since Congress overhauled the federal tax code in December 2017, forest landowners and timber business owners have scrambled to figure out how the new changes will affect them in 2018.

Agroforestry Strategies for Landowners

Two recent USDA Forest Service publications focus on agroforestry practices.

 
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