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2013-08-30 12:47:54

Participants also call on host-country Indonesia to adopt a new law to safeguard 50 million indigenous peoples regularly robbed of valuable lands With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries. "It's...

2013-08-26 16:22:28

NEW YORK and BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Equitable Origin (EO), the first stakeholder-based, independent social and environmental certification for the oil and gas industry, has formed a landmark partnership with Colombia's Country Brand, to promote certification of Colombia's oil and gas production under the EO100(TM) Standard. The EO100(TM) Standard is part of the Equitable Origin(TM) System, which combines a certification standard with a certificate-based...

2013-08-26 16:22:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today invited the public to take an online survey to inform the Bureau of Forestry as it prepares an update to the State Forest Resource Management Plan. The plan, revised about every five years, charts the course for managing the 2.2-million acre state forest system for a variety of values and resources. "Management of our state forest system is...

2013-08-26 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts acknowledge the important role of forestlands in protecting our nation's water quality. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that about two-thirds of our nation's freshwater resources originate in forests. Water utilities are increasingly taking responsibility for the health of local watersheds as the best way to ensure a long-term supply of clean water for the community. A new project managed by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry...

2013-08-26 08:24:03

SCS Global Services Confirms Travel Guide Leader's Conformance to Forest Stewardship Council Requirements MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 98% of Lonely Planet's paper consumption is now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, as confirmed based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized certification body. Nearly all of Lonely Planet's print publications, including travel guides, phrasebooks,...

2013-08-22 16:21:51

Houston Area Business Keeping Trees Healthy and Safe HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bio Landscape is a full service company dedicated to tree maintenance. In addition to inspecting trees for health and treating various issues, they also now offer tree trimming to improve the appearance and health of trees. With effective pruning, trees are better able to withstand windstorms and continue growing for many more years.It's normal for the crown of a tree to be riddled...

2013-08-19 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As wildland fires rage across nine far western States in the Continental US, airtanker and helicopter operators are continuing to support ground-based fire fighters, despite heavy demand for aerial assets. "We have every available aircraft under USFS exclusive use contract working on--or prepared to deploy--to a fire," said Ron Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Aviation Services in Missoula, Montana. The company's fleet under...

2013-08-15 23:27:14

Timmons Group was contracted for the planning, design and implementation of a Forest Activity Electronic Notification and Reporting System (FERNS) application for Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). The final product will require an intuitively designed, user-friendly system that meets the demands of both the State’s clients and also improves internal operations throughout the organization. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Timmons Group was contracted for the planning, design and...

2013-08-15 12:31:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of North America's forests is decided by actions taken every day in communities across the U.S. and Canada. To foster such on-the-ground adoption of responsible forestry practices, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded grants to seven community-based projects to educate youth and teachers, work with landowners, and support worthy community programs. The grants were awarded under the SFI Conservation and...

2013-08-13 16:20:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rapid response from the aerial firefighting community in the Far West helped to speed containment of one of Southern California's most devastating wildland fires, which broke out near Banning in Riverside County on August 7. The Silver Fire, as it is known, sent heavy smoke into the close by Palm Springs area, burned nearly 20,300 acres, and destroyed 48 structures, including 26 residences, as of Monday, August 12, when containment...


Latest Forestry Reference Libraries

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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