Grants to accelerate watershed protection

Grants to accelerate watershed protection

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

U of I study: Up to one-third of family-owned forests likely to change hands in five years

Up to one-third of family-owned forests likely to change hands in five years

Family-owned forests cover approximately 1.7 million acres of land in Idaho, and are managed by approximately 36,000 non-industrial owners.

Interview: Victoria Christiansen - Interim Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Interview: Victoria Christiansen – Interim Chief, U.S. Forest Service

In our interview Christiansen addresses some tough questions on harassment, fire borrowing, staffing, fire management, wildfire and safety, forest management, collaboration, the budget, sawmill infrastructure, pace and scale, performance standards and reviews, and more.

Coconino County hires new forest restoration coordinator from Good Earth Power

Coconino County hires new forest restoration coordinator from Good Earth Power

Citing the major public safety threats posed by wildfires and post-fire flooding, Coconino County has hired its first forest restoration director.

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University.

Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Thinning Sierra Forests

Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Thinning Sierra Forests

There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say experts from UC Merced, UC Irvine and the National Park Service working at the National Science Foundation Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (NSF SSCZO).

Montana DNRC chooses new forestry chief

Montana DNRC chooses new forestry chief

In sort of a move from the trees to the forest, Sonya Germann will take over the post of Forestry Division administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

Forest Service, Esri, Mars, McDonald's and Staples partner with American Forest Foundation and GreenBlue on new sustainability tool

Forest Service, Esri, Mars, McDonald’s and Staples partner with American Forest Foundation and GreenBlue on new sustainability tool

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and GreenBlue announced the collaboration of a diverse set of partners that will support the development of a new forest sustainability tool that complements forest certification.

National Forest Foundation launches ambitious effort to plant 50 million trees

National Forest Foundation launches ambitious effort to plant 50 million trees

Campaign addresses massive reforestation needs on National Forests and offers an easy way for Americans to support their public lands.

Old-growth is great, but here's why we need new-growth forests, too

Old-growth is great, but here’s why we need new-growth forests, too

If there’s been a central, unques­tioned tenet of bird conserva­tion in the past quarter-centu­ry, it’s been the absolute importance of large, intact tracts of mature woodland.

Two steps forward, one step back at restored springs south of Flagstaff

Two steps forward, one step back at restored springs south of Flagstaff

Hoxworth Springs, 12 miles south of Flagstaff on the Coconino National Forest just west of Upper Lake Mary, have been a life-sustaining source of water in a dry landscape for centuries.

EU’s top court says logging in Poland’s ancient forest was illegal

EU’s top court says logging in Poland’s ancient forest was illegal

Polish government had limited felling in Białowieża Forest, after widespread protest, and said it would comply with the court’s ruling.

Environmentalists plan logging to restore California’s redwood forests

Environmentalists plan logging to restore California’s redwood forests

$5 million project in Redwood National Park and Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park aims to grow large redwood trees faster by reducing competition for sunlight and water.

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.