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2011-05-27 06:45:00

TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today summary reports about the yearly China forest asset valuation conducted by Pöyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Pöyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. In 2010, Pöyry's Management Consulting Business Group changed its disclosure policy relating to valuation services following Pöyry's...

2011-05-11 13:50:52

A recent workshop in Nairobi, Kenya saw representatives from 43 African nations participate in an ambitious project to document the status of the world's forest genetic resources; a vital step in conserving and sustainably managing forests. "Forest genetic resources are unique and irreplaceable; from plants that provide timber and essential nourishment when crops fail to those that may be used in future medicines," explains Oudara Souvannavong, Senior Forestry Officer with the Food and...

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2011-05-11 08:32:45

Since the 1950s, sustainability in northern hardwood forests was achieved by chopping down trees in small clumps to naturally make room for new ones to spring up. Early experiments with single-tree and group selection logging found that desirable species like sugar maples did a great job of regenerating in the sunny, rain-drenched harvest gaps "“ theoretically eliminating the need to replant. But something has changed. In a sweeping study of a huge swath of Michigan's Upper Peninsula,...

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2011-05-02 07:37:27

Certain research and education activities remain The 25-story construction crane used since 1995 to investigate such things as how Pacific Northwest forests absorb carbon dioxide, obtain sufficient water and resist attacks by pests and diseases is being pruned back to just the tower. The Wind River Canopy Crane, located in a 500-year-old forest near Stevenson in southwest Washington, has been operated cooperatively by the University of Washington, the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest...

2011-05-01 00:09:06

Redwoods on Google Earth 3D Trees for the First Time San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, announced today that it has partnered with iNaturalist.org to launch Redwood Watch. Redwood Watch is an international citizen-based science project that encourages people around the world to help scientists study redwoods as climate changes. By simply sharing...

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2011-04-27 13:34:24

The WWF wildlife campaign group said on Wednesday that the world stands to lose 230 million hectares of forest by 2050 with drastic consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the global economy. "Those responsible -- policy-makers and industry -- are sawing away at the branch we're all sitting on," WWF's head of forests, Philipp Goeltenboth, said in a statement, noting that the area projected to be lost is 27 times the size of Austria. According to the organization, the current rate of...

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2011-04-21 09:28:44

First hectare-scale maps of canopy height, aboveground biomass and associated carbon stock for the forests and woodlands of the conterminous United States The Woods Hole Research Center has released the first hectare-scale maps of canopy height, aboveground biomass, and associated carbon stock for the forests and woodlands of the conterminous United States. The multi-year project, referred to as the National Biomass and Carbon Dataset (NBCD), produced maps of these key forest attributes at an...

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2011-04-19 07:20:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Just days before Earth Day, tropical dry forests in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais received good news as members of the Superior Court of Minas Gerais overturned a state law that altered the status of the 6,000 square-mile forest's protection. The tropical dry forests can thank a project called Tropi-Dry for the success of overturning the law that left the area unprotected from logging. The effort taken by these scientists rings of truth that man can still...

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2011-04-16 07:15:00

Officials in Los Angeles County have launched an effort to restore tens of thousands of acres of severely charred wooded areas in the Angeles National Forest, an area that had the largest fire in that county's history after an arsonist set it ablaze two years ago. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and local and federal agency officials Friday announced a five-year plan to replant 3 million trees on 10,000 acres, remove invasive plants and restore the habitat on 40,000 more acres in the...

2011-04-11 14:39:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Doumit, Executive Director of the Washington Forest Protection Association, made the following statement today in response to Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark's advocacy for increased timber fees. Private companies have been forced to reset the way they do business because of the national housing crisis, while housing starts remain at their lowest level since 1959. The state agencies need to reset the way they do business to...


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Davy Crockett National Forest
2014-01-20 14:27:28

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a national forest located off of U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service whose headquarters can be found in Lufkin. There are local ranger district offices found in Ratcliff. The forest encompasses a total of 160,647 acres in two counties. 94,481 acres are located in Houston and 67,361 acres are located in Trinity. This national forest...

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

Dixie National Forest
2013-12-24 12:00:06

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest located in Utah with headquarters located in Cedar City. It takes up 2 million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. As it is the largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. It is located in parts of Garfield, Iron, Kane, Wayne, Washington, and Piute counties. The majority of the forest lies in Garfield County. There are local ranger district offices...

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