Non-native Plant Invasion Patterns Vary Depending on the Scale

A recently published study shows that there is a continuum in degree of invasion across mainland areas and islands.

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Non-native Plant Invasion Patterns Vary Depending on the Scale
News Alert State of the Climate

View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.

News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.

News Alert Reforesting a Stumpscape

By 1930, the golden age of lumbering was over. Cutover forests were bare, with little prospect of regeneration.

News Alert Planning for the future of America’s forests and rangelands

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.

News Alert Prescribed Fire and Snags in Shortleaf Pine Woodlands

Restoration work is part of a much larger campaign across the Southern Region.

News Alert Proposed smoke management framework allows larger prescribed fires with fewer health risks

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.

News Alert Fish Production in Southern Appalachians

Production is high – but not for trout.

News Alert Cleaning Up Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites

Illegal marijuana grow sites pose problems for Forest Service law enforcement, the public, and the environment – with pesticides poisoning wildlife, soil, and water.

News Alert U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation

View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

News Alert Go Where the Wild Colors Are

The Forest Service’s Fall Colors 2017 theme is Where the Wild Colors Are, and those colors are also in our grasslands.

News Alert 30 Years of Nitrogen Fertilization in Spruce-Fir Forest

High-elevation species are still struggling.

News Alert News from the Washington Office and Research Stations

The August 2017 issue of the U.S. Forest Service R&D Newsletter is now available.

News Alert USDA Deputy Under Secretary promotes environmental justice goals

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.

News Alert U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement

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.

News Alert Plant Invasion Patterns at Global and Regional Scales

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.

News Alert Monitoring Frog & Toad Populations

“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.”

News Alert One can be the deadliest number when it comes to invasive species

How did the laurel wilt epidemic start, and why does that matter so much now?

Recent Publications view all recent publications
Page Tribal lands provide forest management laboratory for mainstream university students pdf
Page Native American student perspectives of challenges in natural resource higher education pdf
Page Parallel multivariate spatio-temporal clustering of large ecological datasets on hybrid supercomputers pdf
Page Power laws in cone production of longleaf pine across its native range in the United States pdf
Page Leveraging 35 years of Pinus taeda research in the southeastern US to constrain forest carbon cycle predictions: regional data assimilation using ecosystem experiments pdf
Page Productivity, biomass partitioning, and energy yield of low-input short-rotation American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.) grown on marginal land: effects of planting density and simulated drought pdf
Page The 2013 FLEX—US Airborne Campaign at the Parker Tract Loblolly Pine Plantation in North Carolina, USA pdf
Page A safety rule approach to surveillance and eradication of biological invasions pdf
Page Virtual special issue preface: Forest response to environmental stress: impacts and adaptation pdf
Page Spruce-fir forest changes during a 30-year nitrogen saturation experiment pdf
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