When it comes to sustaining forest resources, pattern matters. Northern Woodlands magazine highlights landscape patterns and loss of forest interior revealed through Eastern Threat Center research.
Photo by Larry Korhnak, www.interfacesouth.org
The “ecologically dominant” crazy ants are reducing diversity and abundance across a range of ant and arthropod species — but their spread can be limited if people are careful not to transport them inadvertently.
CRP has a 27-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
Little is known about how fire affects regeneration of oak or other hardwood trees, and how it can be used to meet specific management or restoration goals for upland hardwood forests and wildlife of the southern Appalachians.
What better way to help children explore nature.
On June 20, U.S. Forest Service climate change advisor Dave Cleaves and Jim Vose, project leader of the Forest Service Center for Integrated Forest Science will discuss the current condition and future of U.S. forests in relation to climate change in a webinar designed for forest and natural resource managers, landowners, and extension agents.
The emerald ash borer, first detected in Michigan in 2002, has laid waste to more than 100 million ash trees in at least 15 states.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
The away-field advantage hypothesis hinges on this idea: Successful invaders do better in a new place because the environment is more hospitable to them.
Earth's atmosphere is entering a new era.
In this case it is green, a brilliant emerald green, and it is chomping its way through America’s forests.
Seven U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations officers are listed among the fallen by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to remembering officers killed in the line of duty.
A survey conducted by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis program has provided insight into behavioral patterns and motivating factors for the nation’s 10 million family forest ownerships.
For the U.S., the deadly outbreak shatters the relative calm of the 2013 tornado season, which was following an apparent record in 2012 for the fewest tornadoes during any 12-month period, dating back to 1954.
The National Fire Protection Association, through the national Firewise Communities/USA support program is promoting the Firewise throwdown.
Increasingly erratic rainfall patterns can lead to declines in southeastern frog and salamander populations, but protecting ponds can improve their plight.
A week of wild and unusual weather brought a combination of record cold, snow flurries, heavy rains and 90-degree heat to different parts of the U.S.
U.S. Forest Service scientists are part of “Landscapes of Resilience”, a multi-disciplinary team that, with funding from the TKF Foundation, will examine how collaborative planning and stewardship of open spaces help communities and individuals recover from tragedy.
U.S. Forest Service researchers recently found that about 90 percent of fuel reduction treatments on national forests were effective in reducing the intensity of wildfire while also allowing for better wildfire control.
As the weather begins to get warmer and the sun stays high in the sky longer, we hope your thoughts turn to camping and outdoor activities on your national forests and grasslands.
If you live on the East Coast and enjoy a walk in the woods or a tree-filled park, for the past 17 years you almost certainly have been walking over buried, juvenile cicadas, one of the most remarkable – and annoying – insects on the planet.
These Forest Service investments align with President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative that seeks to empower Americans to share in the responsibility to conserve, restore and provide better access to our lands and waters, and leave a healthy and vibrant outdoor legacy for generations to come.
Trees may provide the Earth with a little shade from global warming – indirectly.
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
This year, passage of a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is critical to providing certainty for U.S. producers. This includes the continued availability of conservation programs that give our farmers, ranchers and private foresters the means to conserve the soil, protect our water and sustain America’s natural resources.
Citrus greening is being called the most serious threat the citrus industry has ever faced.
The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center co-hosted the May event to expand cultural awareness among Forest Service staff and collaborators in the Raleigh/Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, area.
Federal income tax law contains provisions to encourage stewardship and management of private forest land.