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News Alert Protecting the Forest Products Economy and Turtle Habitat in Georgia — Oct 17, 2017 07:18 AM
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 — Oct 12, 2017 07:58 AM
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 Forensics of Forests — Oct 03, 2017 08:21 AM
You don’t need to actually see an animal to know if it was present -- you just need to find its DNA.
News Alert Introducing the New USDA Climate Hubs Web Portal — Oct 02, 2017 09:00 AM
The new we portal represents a collaborative effort including dozens of Climate Hubs and USDA program coordinators, scientists, technologists, and others.
News Alert Eucalyptus or Loblolly: Which Uses More Water? — Sep 28, 2017 08:32 AM
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 Engaging with Tribes is a Win-Win — Sep 26, 2017 08:48 AM
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 Go Where the Wild Colors Are — Sep 22, 2017 08:12 AM
The Forest Service’s Fall Colors 2017 theme is Where the Wild Colors Are, and those colors are also in our grasslands.
News Alert Reforesting a Stumpscape — Sep 21, 2017 08:06 AM
By 1930, the golden age of lumbering was over. Cutover forests were bare, with little prospect of regeneration.
News Alert One can be the deadliest number when it comes to invasive species — Sep 20, 2017 08:16 AM
How did the laurel wilt epidemic start, and why does that matter so much now?
News Alert Monitoring Frog & Toad Populations — Sep 14, 2017 08:47 AM
“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 Proposed smoke management framework allows larger prescribed fires with fewer health risks — Sep 07, 2017 08:31 AM
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 — Sep 07, 2017 08:30 AM
Production is high – but not for trout.
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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