Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Bill Hargrove and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Efroymson, are pioneering an extramural science club in Asheville, North Carolina. Each monthly club meeting features real-life scientists who lead lively discussions and activities about diverse scientific topics.
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Bill Hargrove and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Efroymson, are pioneering an extramural science club for 4th and 5th graders at Haw Creek Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina.
A walk in the woods or a stroll on a tree-lined street could be a very different experience just a few decades from now. Higher temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, and longer growing seasons predicted for the future could require that some tree species will have to move – or be moved – into new areas where habitat will be more suitable.
A predicted return to polar temperatures this week could find even the heartiest New Englanders grumbling, but not those who value the hemlock.
Higher temperatures, more heavy precipitation, and drought. It’s all expected in the Central Hardwoods Region of southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and the Missouri Ozarks.
Sometimes there is more to global trade than meets the eye. While consumers and economies may benefit from expanding market opportunities and a seemingly endless array of readily available goods, harmful pests could be lurking as people and products are transported between countries.
When you think of a forest, you don’t think of it in terms of a crop, but in many cases that’s what it is.
U.S. Forest Service researchers have confirmed the efficacy of a heat treatment schedule that eliminates the insect and fungus that cause thousand cankers disease from black walnut logs.
The guide introduces tax planning and basic tax considerations and explains the Federal income tax as it pertains to timber and forest land.
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
A recent study by U.S. Forest Service and university researchers offers suggestions on improving efforts to inform family forest owners about beneficial federal income and estate tax provisions available to them.
President Obama believes we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted and damaged.
The Francis Marion National Forest is one of three forests in the Southern Region currently revising its land and resource management plan under the new planning regulations.
This winter is a real killer. The deep freeze, with arctic blasts from the polar vortex, has put invasive insects on ice in dozens of states.
Warmer average temperatures are causing trees to keep their leaves longer, but they actually are growing less because of more drought-like conditions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a series of meetings to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process.
Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest’s natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil and disrupting the soil’s natural seed banks.
The grants will be used to develop management practices, technologies and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality.