In 1988, scientists established research plots on Mt. Ascutney to determine whether chronic low doses of nitrogen could cause forest decline.
In 1995, the U.S. Forest Service spent 16 percent of its total budget on fighting fires. Today, it’s 52 percent and growing. What’s changed?
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.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
Restoration work is part of a much larger campaign across the Southern Region.
Before you take to the road to reach your solar eclipse festival, make a plan to buy or gather firewood near your destination.
The August 2017 issue of the U.S. Forest Service R&D Newsletter is now available.
High-elevation species are still struggling.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Research examines impact of rain, temperature, and climate change on reproductive success.
By affecting plant growth, drought could potentially affect the nitrogen cycle too.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
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.
A new paper aims to call attention to a subject that in recent years has received too little love from the scientific community: soil fauna and how various kinds of environmental disturbances affected soil invertebrates.