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News Alert USDA Secretary Announces Infrastructure Improvements for Forest System Trails — Feb 20, 2018 04:54 AM
Focused trail work in 15 priority areas, bolstered by partners and volunteers, is expected to help address needed infrastructure work so that trails managed by USDA Forest Service can be accessed and safely enjoyed by a wide variety of trails enthusiasts.
News Alert Termites and Dead Wood in Pine Plantations — Feb 15, 2018 09:02 AM
Ecosystem engineers aid with forest decomposition but not neccessarily with tree growth.
News Alert Good Forest Management Yields Wildlife Oasis — Feb 09, 2018 06:51 AM
Landowners are bringing active management back to the forest.
News Alert Climate Influences Male-Female Balance in Longleaf Pines — Feb 01, 2018 07:57 AM
Researchers found that temperature changes may be related to a shift in the density of longleaf pine pollen. Their findings have implications for cone crops, seed production, and future long-term sustainability.
News Alert In New England, Changing Climate Ushers in More Precipitation, Milder Winters — Jan 31, 2018 04:55 AM
Many economically and culturally important tree species and forest communities will face increasing threats under warmer and more variable conditions, according to a new assessment of the vulnerability of the region’s forests.
News Alert Immigration and Reproduction Complicate Coyote Control Programs — Jan 30, 2018 07:06 AM
From an evolutionary perspective, coyotes have been incredibly successful.
News Alert Tracking forest sustainability to meet U.S. and international goals — Jan 30, 2018 06:18 AM
Forest Service scientists actively monitor and assess the sustainability of the nation’s forests through the Sustainability Assessment Program, an effort that gathers and tracks information on forest conditions across the country.
News Alert Green Space, Human Health, and Social Justice — Jan 25, 2018 05:26 AM
Urban green spaces like parks, urban forests, and greenways are often not equally available to everyone.
News Alert Daily Precipitation Patterns Are Changing at Coweeta — Jan 23, 2018 09:36 AM
Since 1950, heavy rains have become more common in the southern Appalachians. U.S. Forest Service researchers have witnessed such changes at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.
News Alert How Cold Is Too Cold for Redbay Ambrosia Beetles? — Jan 23, 2018 07:01 AM
Warmer winters are putting sassafras at greater risk.
News Alert Preparing for the unexpected and expected — Jan 23, 2018 06:38 AM
Creating forests that can adapt and survive natural disturbances like wildland fires is a core mission of the USDA Forest Service.
News Alert Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity — Jan 17, 2018 06:41 AM
Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems in the Coastal Plain of southern Arkansas has been a high priority of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and partners for over two decades.
News Alert Sustaining the Forests of the Mississippi Headwaters — Jan 17, 2018 06:06 AM
Straddling 50 miles of the Mississippi River, Camp Ripley includes the watersheds of four major tributary rivers, making it one of Minnesota’s most important sources of drinking water.
News Alert USDA Investing Millions in Wildfire Mitigation and Water Quality Projects Through Joint Chiefs’ Partnership — Jan 12, 2018 07:08 AM
These projects contribute to jobs and economic benefits that sustain rural communities.
News Alert Urban Forests & Stormwater Management — Jan 11, 2018 07:23 AM
Trees are part of the water cycle and can be a very effective component of green infrastructure. However, civil engineers need numbers. How much rain do trees intercept, and how much is retained?
News Alert Do Roads Drive Forest Plant Invasions? — Jan 09, 2018 06:05 AM
Roads provide a means for moving people and products, but they can also allow hitchhiking organisms to spread.
News Alert The Coming Age of Wood — Jan 08, 2018 04:54 AM
Scientists in the Northern Research Station’s new Strategic Foresight Group developed a horizon scanning system to identify emerging issues and trends that could be game-changers. A theme that has emerged is the wave of amazing innovations in wood products.
News Alert Forest Service seeks comment on work to increase efficiency of National Environmental Policy Act compliance — Jan 05, 2018 04:42 AM
The public has until Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 to comment on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register.
News Alert Invasive Earthworms in the Food Web — Jan 04, 2018 11:17 AM
The presence of non-native earthworms has unexpected effects on centipedes and springtails.
News Alert Forest Landowners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax — Jan 03, 2018 07:05 AM
Tax tips for forest landowners for the 2017 tax year are now available online.
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