Meet the biologist who says trees have their own songs

Meet the biologist who says trees have their own songs

There’s a biology professor in Tennessee who can distinguish trees by their sounds.

Forest Service lines up corporate donations as buffer against proposed budget cuts from Washington

Forest Service lines up corporate donations as buffer against proposed budget cuts from Washington

With the spectre of deep budget cuts looming, the U.S. Forest Service in Southern California is seeking cash donations from major corporations in order to continue basic services such as trash pickup and trails maintenance in the Angeles National Forest.

The state of US forests: Six questions answered

The state of US forests: Six questions answered

Here Thomas Straka, a professor of forest economics and management and former industrial forester, answers questions about the current state of U.S. forests.

Invest in preventing forest fires instead of fighting them; restoration is the key

Invest in preventing forest fires instead of fighting them; restoration is the key

In 2015, the U.S. Forest Service spent over half the agency’s budget on fighting wildfires.

Grants to accelerate watershed protection

Grants to accelerate watershed protection

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program’s second-year of awards expands the pace of proactive watershed protection in the U.S. through conservation and improved stewardship of hundreds of thousands of acres of lands that provide drinking water, flood risk reduction, and an array of economic and environmental benefits.

New York looks at logging infrastructure

New York looks at logging infrastructure

In the winter and spring of 2016, wood markets in the Adirondack Region of New York were robust.

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

Trees are dying at an unprecedented rate across urban Southern California a new study has found, and the potential effects trouble those who love trees and Southern California.

Western communities create partnerships to restore forests, protect watersheds

Western communities create partnerships to restore forests, protect watersheds

It was risky, Paul Summerfelt concedes, to ask voters for an unprecedented $10 million bond issue for forest and watershed restoration.

Teenager is on track to plant a trillion trees

Teenager is on track to plant a trillion trees

Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.

A new Montana-based online magazine aims to dig deeper into stories about trees and forests that its CEO says are no longer getting covered in-depth by a mainstream media struggling to adapt to staff downsizings and digital deadlines.

Online Montana magazine fills niche in forest reporting

A new Montana-based online magazine aims to dig deeper into stories about trees and forests that its CEO says are no longer getting covered in-depth by a mainstream media struggling to adapt to staff downsizings and digital deadlines.

MPB numbers much higher than expected

MPB numbers much higher than expected

It’s certainly a bad time to be a Lodgepole Pine, at least in the Hinton area.

Nevergreen

What does active management mean for National Forests?

Anyone who’s primary concern is for the environment might fear that active management might mean developing or damaging some of the last great places on public lands.

From the ground up: the unlikely story of stewardship in Lake County

From the ground up: the unlikely story of stewardship in Lake County

After completing graduate school in 1998, my first job was working for Sustainable Northwest in Lakeview, Ore. where I coordinated diverse interests involved in federal forest restoration and local jobs.

Living with fire

Living with fire: black is the new green in Trinity County

In Trinity County, California, wildfire is ever-present.

Restoration renaissance: a new paradigm in John Day

Restoration renaissance: a new paradigm in John Day

The remote rural community of John Day, Oregon, is enjoying a restoration renaissance.

Oregon State ranked among top three universities in the world in forestry, oceanography

Oregon State ranked among top three universities in the world in forestry, oceanography

Oregon State University has been ranked among the top three universities in the world in forestry and oceanography on the basis of the number of research articles published in top-tier scientific journals.

Siege has ended, but battle over public lands rages on

Siege has ended, but battle over public lands rages on

A year ago, this corner of rural Oregon became center stage in the drawn-out drama over public lands when armed militia leaders seized a national wildlife refuge, arguing that the government had too much control of land in the West.

Foresters struggle to tell tree tales

Foresters struggle to tell tree tales

If a tree issue blows up in the forest, does anyone hear it?

Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments

Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments

A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.

3 surprising ways water depends on healthy forests

3 surprising ways water depends on healthy forests

Healthy forests are critical to providing clean water.