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News Alert 100 Years of Forest Service Research in the South — Jul 06, 2021 10:53 AM
On July 1, 1921, the Forest Service established two new experiment stations. Though the tools and methods have evolved, current research builds on these foundations. This year, the Forest Service celebrates the centennial of its research program in the South.
News Alert Wildfire During a Drought? It Can Still Benefit Forests — Jun 11, 2021 02:47 PM
In the summer of 2011, lightning struck a ridge near High Peak Mountain, on the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. The High Peak Wildfire began. Five years later, benefits were evident.
News Alert New Resource on Invasive Species — Jun 11, 2021 02:45 PM
Eastern hemlock, American chestnut, sassafras, redbay, every member of the ash family, and many others are plagued by non-native invasive species. A new book synthesizes current science on species invading U.S. forests, grasslands, and waterways.
News Alert Forests for Bats — Jun 11, 2021 02:43 PM
Forests offer bats what they need to survive – homes, food, and water. A new publication includes the latest information on how issues like white-nose syndrome, prescribed fire, and forest management affect bats.
News Alert New Species Named After SRS Research Entomologist — Jun 11, 2021 02:40 PM
Twenty-five years ago, Brian Sullivan saw a fungus growing in bark alongside the small southern pine engraver (Ips avulsus). The beetle is native to the U.S. and commonly kills stressed pine trees.
News Alert Forest Service fights fire by starting a few — Jun 11, 2021 02:37 PM
Why is a federal agency whose mission includes extinguishing wildland fires starting them? Not all fire is bad, nor is there only one kind of fire. In fact, many of our wildlands rely on fire to remain healthy.
News Alert The wellness benefits of the great outdoors — Jun 11, 2021 12:46 PM
With cabin fever at an all-time high, we can look forward to the many wellness benefits of getting outdoors. "The physiological response to being outside in nature is real, and it's measurable."
News Alert Native Roots Inspire Researcher to Support Next Generation — Jun 11, 2021 12:42 PM
Serra Hoagland inspires the next generation of Native students toward careers in natural resource management and research.
News Alert Cicadas stir up a ruckus — Jun 10, 2021 04:00 PM
Seemingly straight out of a sci-fi movie, the Mid-Atlantic region is experiencing a unique natural phenomenon.
News Alert Understanding the value of recreation — Jun 10, 2021 03:58 PM
Understanding the value of outdoor experiences has never been so important.
News Alert National forest visits surged in 2020 — Jun 10, 2021 03:54 PM
Over the last year, people across the U.S. chose the great outdoors to reduce stress and find a physically distanced alternative for having a little fun.
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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