A recently published study shows that there is a continuum in degree of invasion across mainland areas and islands.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
By 1930, the golden age of lumbering was over. Cutover forests were bare, with little prospect of regeneration.
The U.S. Forest Service report, Update to the 2010 Resources Planning Act Assessment, examines how land development, climate change, natural disturbances and socioeconomic trends continue to influence forest and rangeland ecosystems.
Restoration work is part of a much larger campaign across the Southern Region.
At a time when land managers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance and value of reintroducing fire to the landscape, one-size-fits-all smoke management policies can delay or reduce the use of fire under favorable conditions, increasing the chances of future fires burning under more hazardous scenarios.
Production is high – but not for trout.
Illegal marijuana grow sites pose problems for Forest Service law enforcement, the public, and the environment – with pesticides poisoning wildlife, soil, and water.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The Forest Service’s Fall Colors 2017 theme is Where the Wild Colors Are, and those colors are also in our grasslands.
High-elevation species are still struggling.
The August 2017 issue of the U.S. Forest Service R&D Newsletter is now available.
Today, environmental justice at USDA refers to meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing disparate environmental burdens, removing barriers to participation in decision making, and increasing access to environmental benefits that help make all communities safe, vibrant and healthy places to live and work.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.
Invasion patterns vary depending on the scale. At finer scales, invasions are often related to competition. At broader scales, invasions are usually related to humans.
“Populations of many frog and toad species have declined,” says U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Katie Greenberg. “The global decline highlights the need to monitor frogs and toads where they live.”
How did the laurel wilt epidemic start, and why does that matter so much now?