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News Alert Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke and it’s Bad for your Health — Aug 24, 2018 04:45 AM
Wildland fire smoke includes particles from not only burning trees and grasses but also chemicals from buildings mixed with gases.
News Alert Carbon Storage in Longleaf Pine Roots — Aug 21, 2018 06:09 AM
Across the South, longleaf pine forests are being restored as resilient ecosystems that are able to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, sustainable wood products, and, as it turns out, long-term belowground carbon storage.
News Alert Speaking for Turtles - Working to Increase Turtle Populations — Aug 20, 2018 06:38 AM
The wood turtle, which resides in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest , is classified as a Species of Concern and is under consideration by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list under the Endangered Species Act.
News Alert USDA Forest Service Announces New Strategy for Improving Forest Conditions — Aug 17, 2018 05:40 AM
A new report outlines the Forest Service's plans to work more closely with states to identify landscape-scale priorities for targeted treatments in areas with the highest payoffs.
News Alert How the Forest Service restores public lands now and in the future — Aug 14, 2018 07:02 AM
The restoration of public lands is accomplished through what the Forest Service calls environmental analysis and decision making, or EADM.
News Alert Water Tables and Wetlands — Aug 13, 2018 11:56 AM
Some wetlands won’t stay wet, according to new research that blends long-term observations and climate projections.
News Alert Foraging in the Future — Aug 13, 2018 11:48 AM
A new report suggests that over the next 80 years, the environment in which non-timber forest products grow will change significantly, having tremendous impacts on resources, products, and peoples’ livelihoods.
News Alert The Forest’s Bounty — Aug 13, 2018 11:44 AM
A new report estimates volumes and values of non-timber forest products in the southern United States.
News Alert Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires — Jul 27, 2018 08:14 AM
Social media could be used to improve predictions of air quality impacts from smoke resulting from wildfires and have the potential to improve rescue and relief efforts.
News Alert A Hemlock in the Town Square — Jul 26, 2018 09:55 AM
Research can help forest managers select a combination of treatments that would conserve the most hemlocks at the least possible cost.
News Alert A Warmer Midwest Could Lead to a Common Bird Being Less Common Over the Next Century — Jul 23, 2018 08:32 AM
In addition to changes in forest habitat that would affect flycatchers, warmer temperatures are likely to increase nest predation, especially by snakes.
News Alert Illegal Marijuana Sites Can’t Hide from Science — Jul 12, 2018 11:24 AM
Although marijuana is now legal in California and other parts of the U.S., illegal marijuana growing is still a billion dollar industry with international tentacles. These grow sites have devastating impacts on both wildlife and water quality.
News Alert Hurricane Maria May Help Scientists Predict How Rainforests Respond to Climate Change — Jul 11, 2018 05:15 AM
The storm that devastated Puerto Rico became an unexpected variable in the world’s first tropical forest warming experiment.
News Alert Family Forests Are the Ties That Bind the Landscape — Jul 11, 2018 05:13 AM
The sustainability of ecosystem services provided by family forests also depends on the characteristics of bordering lands.
News Alert The State of the Nation’s Forests — Jul 03, 2018 05:32 AM
The annual Forest Health Monitoring report summarizes forest health across the United States.
News Alert Forests Supply Water to Puerto Rico — Jun 14, 2018 08:09 AM
Widespread forest restoration and monitoring efforts are underway in Puerto Rico. But that work isn’t focused on just the trees in those forests — water supply is an important ecosystem service.
News Alert Tree Breeding: Creating Tomorrow’s Healthy Forests Today — Jun 13, 2018 05:25 AM
Trees can tell us a lot about the histories of their ecosystems. Knowing these histories can help us develop plans to sustainably manage healthy forests into the future.
News Alert Our Drinking Water and Forest Service Research — Jun 08, 2018 05:15 AM
Behind every drop of water from the tap is an entire forest ecosystem. And while it’s easy to take drinking water for granted, you might be surprised to learn that the nation’s largest single source of water is the National Forest System.
News Alert Who is using our national forests? — Jun 07, 2018 06:55 AM
A new study shows that the demographics of our country are not mirrored in public lands use.
News Alert Surprising Resurgence of Red Spruce Likely Result of Cleaner Air and Warmer Winters — Jun 07, 2018 06:53 AM
Red spruce, for decades the forest equivalent of the canary in the coal mine signaling the detrimental effects of acid rain on northeastern forests, is making a comeback.
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