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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 Dead Wood, Insects, and Fire — Feb 03, 2021 04:59 PM
Remarkably diverse insect communities in dead forest wood appear resilient to fire
News Alert Research Delivers Tool for Anticipating Effects, Benefits of River Restoration — Feb 03, 2021 04:50 PM
The i-Tree Cool River model can assist with the restoration of cooler river temperatures
News Alert Scientists identify genes tied to ash trees' resistance to emerald ash borer — Feb 03, 2021 04:45 PM
Discovery holds promise for the future of ash trees
News Alert A Small Bird's Return to Missouri Stems from Forest Restoration Collaboration — Feb 03, 2021 04:44 PM
The release of 25 Brown-headed Nuthatches in restored pine woodlands marks the bird’s return to Missouri after being locally extinct for more than century.
News Alert In the Arctic, Extreme Air Pollution Kills Trees, Limits Growth by Reducing Sunlight — Feb 03, 2021 04:41 PM
“Arctic dimming,” the interference with sunlight caused by extreme pollution, is possibly affecting how trees respond to climate change.
News Alert Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050 — Feb 03, 2021 04:39 PM
Europe in line for greatest biological invasion, followed by Asia and the Americas
News Alert Coho salmon thrive in more established ‘neighborhoods’ — Feb 03, 2021 04:35 PM
"The connection among different instream habitats is a bigger factor of long-term population health than the quality of individual habitats alone.”
News Alert Science is Saving the Mangrove Forests — Feb 03, 2021 04:30 PM
Despite all they do for humans and the planet, mangrove forests are threatened by over harvesting and rising sea levels.
News Alert Tackling the science behind 2020’s wild season of wildfire — Feb 03, 2021 04:28 PM
Easterly winds played a strong role in the 2020 fire season, fanning wildfires across California, Oregon, and Washington into record-breaking megafires
News Alert The flighty science of studying bats — Feb 03, 2021 04:21 PM
The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is facilitating mass coordination of scientists and data across the continent.
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