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News Alert Promoting Sustainable Forestry on African American Family Lands — Mar 21, 2017 08:23 AM
SRS and university scientists summarized interviews with 60 minority landowners in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina to provide new insight into challenges and opportunities.
News Alert Carbon Storage in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems — Mar 16, 2017 08:12 AM
Over the short term, other southern pine stands store more carbon than longleaf pine stands. However, the way longleaf pine is typically managed – with longer intervals between harvests and less biomass removed during intermediate harvests – increases the species’ carbon-storing potential.
News Alert New Native Plants Resource for Teachers — Mar 15, 2017 08:01 AM
A plant module developed in partnership by the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is now available online for teachers to download and use with K-12 students. The module integrates current science-based knowledge with the traditional knowledge passed down from generation to generation of Cherokee.
News Alert USDA Supporting the National Native Seed Strategy — Mar 14, 2017 11:46 AM
The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020 promotes the use of native plant materials to restore plant communities and support healthy ecosystems.
News Alert Bottomland Hardwoods of the Mid-Atlantic — Mar 09, 2017 09:16 AM
A new U.S. Forest Service report characterizes the status and trends of bottomland hardwood forests across the mid-Atlantic region of North Carolina and Virginia. These forests are located in floodplains, bogs, swamps, and other lowland areas.
News Alert New Forest, New Water Yield — Mar 07, 2017 10:19 AM
Scientists studied water yield after forests become fields, then forests again.
News Alert Estimating Ecosystem Water Use — Mar 02, 2017 09:12 AM
For more than a decade, U.S. Forest Service and Chinese scientists have collaborated to understand how human activities affect carbon and water cycles in managed ecosystems.
News Alert Longleaf Pine Silviculture — Feb 28, 2017 09:50 AM
Longleaf pine ecosystems provide a host of ecological, economic and social benefits, and many private landowners and public land managers want to restore the species. Currently, managers often use even-aged silvicultural methods, but there is growing interest in using uneven-aged methods.
News Alert Oaks, an Unrecognized Ally in Longleaf Pine Restoration — Feb 23, 2017 08:19 AM
Longleaf pine ecosystems are among the most threatened in the U.S., and managers across the southeast are prioritizing longleaf restoration. The conventional approach calls for removing hardwood trees such as oak. A recent study questioned this conventional wisdom.
News Alert State Forest Resource Data Visualized — Feb 21, 2017 09:11 AM
Forest Inventory and Analysis annual reports are available as story maps.
News Alert Research Can Help the Economy and Inform Policy — Feb 16, 2017 11:22 AM
When most people think of forests, science isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but, perhaps, it should. That’s because the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development program oversees projects across many science disciplines including forestry, genetics, wildlife, forest products and wildfire.
News Alert Urban Forests & West Nile Virus — Feb 09, 2017 09:10 AM
Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes are found in forests.
News Alert New Research Natural Areas Website — Feb 07, 2017 09:08 AM
Within our national forests lies a network of protected ecosystems that are designated for non-manipulative research, educational purposes, or for maintaining biological diversity. These areas are called Research Natural Areas, or RNAs, and a new website will make it easier to use them and share data from them.
News Alert Sunlight vs. Hemlock Woolly Adelgids — Feb 02, 2017 08:41 AM
Scientists have identified a potential new strategy for protecting hemlocks from the miniscule insect that plagues them.
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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