Natural resource managers facing limited funds and time can use a new database to plan their efforts in order to maximize benefits to society and the environment.
Boise, Idaho is famous among college football fans for the blue turf on the Boise State University Broncos’ field. But in wildland fire management circles, the city is just as well-known as home of the National Interagency Fire Center or NIFC.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
Despite their impressive appearance and popularity among insect collectors, the ecology and habitat requirements of giant stag beetles are relatively unknown.
Roads in high-elevation forests are often located in national forests. They tend to be headwater watersheds that have been least impacted by humans, and are critical to surface drinking water supplies in the Southeast.
Out of the nursery, into the wild.
Recognizing the value of trees in cities, the Forest Inventory and Analysis program is expanding the census to include the nation’s urban metropolitan areas.
Residential moves account for 85 percent of all new gypsy moth infestations, and approximately 40 million Americans will relocate their households this year. Slowing the movement of the gypsy moth is the reason the U.S. Department of Agriculture asks homeowners to inspect for and remove gypsy moth egg masses from household goods before they move from an infested area to a non-infested area.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
Drier fuels would make severe wildfires more likely. Dry fuels would also make prescribed burns riskier.
U.S. Forest Service researchers now have a better understanding of the variation in the timing of spring and autumn across a diverse mountain landscape.
A new study used the wavelet analysis technique to identify how changing air temperature affected forest stream flows in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley.
Since 1979, the U.S. Forest Service National Silviculture Workshop has been held every two years. The 2017 National Silviculture Workshop will be in Flagstaff, AZ on July 18-20.
On hilly terrain, drought’s impacts on vegetation are muted.
Reducing fire risk is not the responsibility of one agency or group, but of everyone who lives and works in a community.
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.
The most enjoyable months of the year for many can also be the most dangerous simply because more time in the great outdoors means more risk for injury or illness. Everything from sunburn to animal attacks can sour a chance for a wonderful experience.
Will a German forestry practice bring oaks back to Pisgah National Forest?
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
If ecological restoration is your vocation, think: location, location, location.
How many pine cones can managers expect from their longleaf pine forests? very year, U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Dale Brockway attempts to answer this question. His most recent report suggests that 2017 will be a good year for longleaf pine cone production.