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News Alerts

News Alert Why Native Plants Are Best — Apr 24, 2018 07:10 AM
Plants do not grow in isolation from insects, birds, and other creatures – they form relationships that are essential to each other’s existence.
News Alert The U.S. Drought Monitor: A Resource for Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters — Apr 20, 2018 04:57 AM
Even before the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s, agricultural producers have recognized the economic and emotional devastation that drought can cause.
News Alert Where Your Front Door Meets the Forest — Apr 19, 2018 07:24 AM
The Wildland Urban Interface is the most challenging area of the forest for wildland firefighters to suppress fire.
News Alert Post-Fire Mortality for Southern Hardwoods — Apr 19, 2018 07:03 AM
Does prescribed burning affect the intended species as expected?
News Alert Cities and Communities in the U.S. Losing 36 Million Trees a Year — Apr 19, 2018 07:00 AM
Scientists with the USDA Forest Service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the Nation’s urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent. Pavement and other impervious cover increased at a rate of about 167,000 acres a year during the same period.
News Alert Hardwood Tree Grade and Harvesting in Kentucky and Tennessee — Apr 13, 2018 10:14 AM
Is the supply of higher graded timber decreasing? A variety of evidence suggests it may be.
News Alert Helping Forestland Owners Navigate the Tax Code — Apr 09, 2018 06:15 AM
Since Congress overhauled the federal tax code in December 2017, forest landowners and timber business owners have scrambled to figure out how the new changes will affect them in 2018.
News Alert Invasive Plants Follow Land Abandonment after Hurricane Katrina — Mar 26, 2018 06:22 AM
Regrowth is explained by social and economic factors.
News Alert Chinese Tallow Litter and Tadpoles — Mar 15, 2018 10:24 AM
Even modest Chinese tallow invasions could significantly alter water chemistry, affecting the behavior and survival of native frogs and toads.
News Alert Mowing the Lawn Less Often Improves Bee Habitat — Mar 13, 2018 11:10 AM
Backyards can be a surprisingly beneficial habitat for bees.
News Alert Areas where homes, forests mix increased rapidly over two decades — Mar 13, 2018 05:00 AM
Over a 20-year period, the nation's wildland urban interface expanded by more than 46 million acres, an area that is larger than Washington State.
News Alert Improving the resiliency and productivity of farmlands through agroforestry — Mar 08, 2018 05:36 AM
Drawing upon the most current science, a new report report shows how tree-based management strategies can improve agricultural production and resiliency, especially under changing environmental conditions.
News Alert The Future of Fish in the NC Piedmont — Mar 01, 2018 07:09 AM
A modeling study pinpoints where fish are most vulnerable.
News Alert USDA Secretary Announces Infrastructure Improvements for Forest System Trails — Feb 20, 2018 04:54 AM
Focused trail work in 15 priority areas, bolstered by partners and volunteers, is expected to help address needed infrastructure work so that trails managed by USDA Forest Service can be accessed and safely enjoyed by a wide variety of trails enthusiasts.
News Alert State of the Climate — Jul 02, 2012 02:37 PM
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
News Alert U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation — Jun 28, 2012 09:25 AM
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information — Jan 08, 2014 11:59 AM
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
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