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News Alert Prioritizing Ecological Restoration — Jun 22, 2017 08:04 AM
If ecological restoration is your vocation, think: location, location, location.
News Alert Don’t Spoil Summer Fun by Forgetting Safety — Jun 19, 2017 09:36 AM
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 — Jun 15, 2017 08:02 AM
Out of the nursery, into the wild.
News Alert The People Who Make U.S. National Wildland Fire Management the Best in the World — Jun 12, 2017 11:02 AM
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 Shifting Window of Growing Seasons — Jun 09, 2017 09:43 AM
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 Longleaf Pine Cone Prospects for 2017 and 2018 — Jun 07, 2017 07:47 AM
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 When your community is on the fire line — Jun 02, 2017 09:36 AM
Reducing fire risk is not the responsibility of one agency or group, but of everyone who lives and works in a community.
News Alert Ecology, Genetics, and Distribution of Giant Stag Beetles — Jun 01, 2017 09:56 AM
Despite their impressive appearance and popularity among insect collectors, the ecology and habitat requirements of giant stag beetles are relatively unknown.
News Alert Gypsy Moths Want to Devour Your Favorite Destinations — May 26, 2017 02:30 PM
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 Topography and Drought — May 25, 2017 08:25 AM
On hilly terrain, drought’s impacts on vegetation are muted.
News Alert The Most Vulnerable Trees — May 23, 2017 08:57 AM
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.
News Alert Protecting White-Tailed Deer Fawns — May 18, 2017 08:13 AM
Forest management can reduce coyote predation.
News Alert Exotic Plants May Dominate After a Fire, But Not for Long — May 17, 2017 08:29 AM
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 State of the Climate — Jul 02, 2012 02:37 PM
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
News Alert U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation — Jun 28, 2012 09:25 AM
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information — Jan 08, 2014 11:59 AM
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
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