Additional content added to State of America’s Forests website

Additional content added to State of America’s Forests website

Momentum continues to build on the successful State of America’s Forests platform as the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities released six new components on the interactive website, usaforests.org.

Collateral Impact: Illegal marijuana is spreading on public lands—here's what's concerning officials

Collateral Impact: Illegal marijuana is spreading on public lands—here’s what’s concerning officials

Deep in Colorado’s national forests, shadowy teams of people are clearcutting underbrush, trenching hillsides for cultivation, diverting and damming streams to create reservoirs and using chemicals that are killing fish and wildlife.

Alaska’s transition away from old growth logging just got a big step closer

Alaska’s transition away from old growth logging just got a big step closer

For over a decade, the Forest Service has worked to create consensus on a transition from old growth logging to young growth sales on the Tongass National Forest.

Plan examines options for forest management on Navajo Nation

Plan examines options for forest management on Navajo Nation

The Navajo Forestry Department started the process 11 months ago to develop the Navajo Forestlands Integrated Resource Management Plan.

The lost language of American loggers

The lost language of American loggers

Logger slang may have coined terms like “punk,” “haywire,” and “pie in the sky.”

Auditor finds Douglas County did not misspend Title III funds

Auditor finds Douglas County did not misspend Title III funds

An independent auditor has found no funds were misspent when the Douglas County Board of Commissioners awarded Title III Secure Rural Schools dollars to Communities for Healthy Forests.

 Japan’s forests: From lumber source to beloved resource

 Japan’s forests: From lumber source to beloved resource

The threat of a burgeoning forestry industry posed to destroy even such places as Shirakami-Sanchi and Yakushima—both later to become World Heritage Sites—triggered a powerful movement to save native forests.

Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

A mile off the nearest gravel road in a stand of young aspen, balsam and birch, a four-man crew from the St. Louis County Surveyor’s Office hopped off their tracked ATVs and loaded up their backpacks for a walk in the woods.

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program advocacy fact sheet

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program advocacy fact sheet

Forests provide half our nation’s water, support millions of jobs, store carbon, produce timber, offer vast recreational opportunities, provide habitat to thousands of species, and generate billions of dollars in annual economic activity.

Fuels reduction slows Milli Fire

Fuels reduction slows Milli Fire

Thinning, Mowing and Prescribed Fire completed earlier this year has helped firefighters battle the Milli Fire outside of Sisters.

We're entering an era of mega-fire

We’re entering an era of mega-fire

What Hansen really focuses on is telling the story of fire management and mitigation in the West, layered with the added context of history, science, landscape, and human behavior.

Being ‘Good Neighbors’ boosts forest health

Being ‘Good Neighbors’ boosts forest health

Forests know no jurisdictional bounds.

What the wildfire funding fix means for recreation

What the wildfire funding fix means for recreation

The funding fix helps avoid “fire borrowing” and treats wildfires similarly to other natural disasters.

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements, Oregon State University reported.

Forests need water. Without water, there is no vegetation. When it rains over a forest, the rainwater wets the leaves and the soil surface. The water that temporarily stays on top of the leaves will evaporate when the sun comes out again. The water in the soil will be taken up by the trees and transpire through the leaves, which contributes to the growth of the tree.

Forests need water and we need forests: The water footprint of wood and derived products

Forests need water.

Technology is coming to a log landing near you

Technology is coming to a log landing near you

As technologies progress and become ever-more affordable, members of our industry are going to figure out how to use it to make things safer, faster and more efficient.

Forest industry in the Northeast

Forest industry in the Northeast

After a few years of market turmoil, the Northeast’s forest industry is showing signs of stability and some real opportunities for growth.

US Forest Service looking to stay one step ahead of upcoming wildfire season with Mission Restoration Project

US Forest Service looking to stay one step ahead of upcoming wildfire season with Mission Restoration Project

The US Forest Service is looking to stay one step ahead of the upcoming wildfire season with the proposed Mission Restoration Project in Okanogan County.

UMFK welcomes new professor of forestry

UMFK welcomes new professor of forestry

The University of Maine at Fort Kent recently welcomed Nicole Rogers to the forestry faculty.

Nevergreen

Climate Change Theory – more focus needs to be on pollution

Climate Change is a theory that is being tested and better understood all the time.