How to Prioritize Ecological Restoration

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How to Prioritize Ecological Restoration
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 When your community is on the fire line

Reducing fire risk is not the responsibility of one agency or group, but of everyone who lives and works in a community.

News Alert Topography and Drought

On hilly terrain, drought’s impacts on vegetation are muted.

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 InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

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

News Alert Don’t Spoil Summer Fun by Forgetting Safety

The most enjoyable months of the year for many can also be the most dangerous simply because more time in the great outdoors means more risk for injury or illness. Everything from sunburn to animal attacks can sour a chance for a wonderful experience.

News Alert American Chestnuts in the Field

Out of the nursery, into the wild.

News Alert Longleaf Pine Cone Prospects for 2017 and 2018

How many pine cones can managers expect from their longleaf pine forests? very year, U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Dale Brockway attempts to answer this question. His most recent report suggests that 2017 will be a good year for longleaf pine cone production.

News Alert Exotic Plants May Dominate After a Fire, But Not for Long

Land managers expect that exotic invasive plants will quickly move in following a disturbance, especially after a fire. Though exotics initially might have an edge over native plants on burned ground, this may not always be so as time goes on, according to a U.S. Forest Service study.

News Alert Gypsy Moths Want to Devour Your Favorite Destinations

Residential moves account for 85 percent of all new gypsy moth infestations, and approximately 40 million Americans will relocate their households this year. Slowing the movement of the gypsy moth is the reason the U.S. Department of Agriculture asks homeowners to inspect for and remove gypsy moth egg masses from household goods before they move from an infested area to a non-infested area.

News Alert Shifting Window of Growing Seasons

U.S. Forest Service researchers now have a better understanding of the variation in the timing of spring and autumn across a diverse mountain landscape.

News Alert The People Who Make U.S. National Wildland Fire Management the Best in the World

Boise, Idaho is famous among college football fans for the blue turf on the Boise State University Broncos’ field. But in wildland fire management circles, the city is just as well-known as home of the National Interagency Fire Center or NIFC.

News Alert Protecting White-Tailed Deer Fawns

Forest management can reduce coyote predation.

News Alert Ecology, Genetics, and Distribution of Giant Stag Beetles

Despite their impressive appearance and popularity among insect collectors, the ecology and habitat requirements of giant stag beetles are relatively unknown.

News Alert Prioritizing Ecological Restoration

If ecological restoration is your vocation, think: location, location, location.

News Alert State of the Climate

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

News Alert The Most Vulnerable Trees

Researchers analyzed traits of 339 U.S. tree species and predictions of climate-related pressure, including exposure, sensitivity, and capacity to adapt to a changing environment.

Recent Publications view all recent publications
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
Page Forest cover change, climate variability, and hydrological responses pdf
Page Divergence of species responses to climate change pdf
Page Interpreting multiscale domains of tree cover disturbance patterns in North America pdf
Page Characterization and classification of vegetation canopy structure and distribution within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park using LiDAR pdf
Page Prioritizing conservation seed banking locations for imperiled hemlock species using multi-attribute frontier mapping pdf
Page A United States national prioritization framework for tree species vulnerability to climate change pdf
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