Center Accomplishments in 2017

The Eastern Threat Center advanced research, science delivery, and partnerships through a variety of activities in 2017.

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Center Accomplishments in 2017
News Alert Engaging with Tribes is a Win-Win

Tribes possess centuries of hands on knowledge that the Forest Service can learn from. Similarly, the Forest Service can provide science and tools to help tribes manage their forests and grasslands.

News Alert Protecting the Forest Products Economy and Turtle Habitat in Georgia

When a species is listed as “threatened,” the effect upon the state’s forest economy is dramatic. The State of Georgia proposes to permanently conserve 100,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat to preclude a federal listing and protect the state’s forest products market.

News Alert After the Hurricane: Dealing with Damaged Trees

Downed or weakened trees can be hazardous to people, buildings, and power lines. Storm-damaged trees should be assessed for risk as soon as possible after a hurricane or other major storm.

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 Forensics of Forests

You don’t need to actually see an animal to know if it was present -- you just need to find its DNA.

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 State of the Climate

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

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 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 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 Eucalyptus or Loblolly: Which Uses More Water?

When asked which tree uses more water, the native, industry favorite loblolly pine or the ultra-fast growing immigrant from Australia, Eucalyptus, U.S. Forest Service biological scientist Chris Maier had a quick answer: both.

News Alert Fish Production in Southern Appalachians

Production is high – but not for trout.

News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

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

News Alert Introducing the New USDA Climate Hubs Web Portal

The new we portal represents a collaborative effort including dozens of Climate Hubs and USDA program coordinators, scientists, technologists, and others.

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?

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.

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Page The effects of stream crossings on total suspended sediment in North Carolina Piedmont forests pdf
Page Quantifying the role of forested lands in providing surface drinking water supply for Puerto Rico pdf
Page Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana), an imperiled southern Appalachian endemic conifer pdf
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
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