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The Forest ThreatNet is the Eastern Threat Center's news update with the latest information concerning ongoing research, projects, and partnerships.

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Speaking for Turtles - Working to Increase Turtle Populations

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.

Hurricane Maria May Help Scientists Predict How Rainforests Respond to Climate Change

The storm that devastated Puerto Rico became an unexpected variable in the world’s first tropical forest warming experiment.

Reptiles and Amphibians Unharmed by Prescribed Fires in Early Growing Season

Amphibians and reptiles tend to be most active during the spring and summer, when it’s warmer. A recent study compared how they respond to prescribed fires conducted during the growing season – when vegetation is actively growing – versus those in dormant season months.

 
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