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How Will Fish Fare in the North Carolina Piedmont?

Water withdrawals could be one of the most important factors affecting future fish communities in the fast-growing North Carolina Piedmont, according to a recent study.

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Charlotte skyline. Photo by North Carolina National Guard.

Urban Forests & Stormwater Management

Trees are part of the water cycle and can be a very effective component of green infrastructure. However, civil engineers need numbers. How much rain do trees intercept, and how much is retained?

Termites and Dead Wood in Pine Plantations

Ecosystem engineers aid with forest decomposition but not neccessarily with tree growth.

Tracking forest sustainability to meet U.S. and international goals

Forest Service scientists actively monitor and assess the sustainability of the nation’s forests through the Sustainability Assessment Program, an effort that gathers and tracks information on forest conditions across the country.

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