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2013-06-07 12:22:22

Effort Coincides with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8th, 2013 WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland, research shows that a majority of children in some segments of the population are not spending active time outdoors. Research shows that only 37% of African American children ages 6-12 participate in outdoor recreation, compared to 67% of Caucasian children in the same age range. In an...

2013-06-05 16:21:41

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to the SFI 2010-2014 Standard on public and private lands. "The SFI Standard is developed through an open and inclusive process involving...

2013-06-04 23:00:14

In 2013, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests are partnering to plant 175,000 trees in 19 forest restoration projects around the globe. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 On the United Nations World Environment Day, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests announce that through the Partnership for Trees Program, more than 175,000 trees will be planted across 19 global project sites this year. The Partnership for Trees Program is part of Alcoa Foundation´s commitment to plant 10...

2013-06-04 12:28:43

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The June issue of Architectural Record includes a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for architects and builders describing the benefits of using responsibly managed forest products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. "SFI Inc. is sponsoring the CEU, 'Sustainable Building with SFI Certified Wood', to help educate architects, designers and builders because they make decisions every day that can affect the...

2013-06-03 12:30:37

Experienced Team Member Will Assist Company's Ongoing Growth and Expansion UNION CITY, Ind., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Miller Lumber, the premier provider of exceptional quartersawn and plain sawn hardwoods, announces the promotion of Josh Brennan to vice president of sales. Brennan is responsible for directing the sales activities of the organization. He will assist in developing and maintaining company relationships with vendors, distributors or other external...

Amazon Tree Seeds Become Smaller, Weaker Because Of Bird Decline
2013-05-31 11:39:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region´s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers. The findings, published in Science, provide evidence that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural populations. Mauro Galetti, biological sciences professor from the...

2013-05-30 23:00:45

Bringing over Ten Years Experience in Coordinating Forest Management Planning in Brazil's Forest Industry Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Canadian company Remsoft, the leading provider of spatial optimization technology and services, is pleased to welcome Cesar Santana to the Remsoft team as the Remsoft Specialist in Brazil and South America. As Remsoft continues to expand their presence in the South American market, Santana will play a pivotal role in serving and...

2013-05-30 12:22:57

Carbon Offset Project Will Preserve Critical Orangutan Habitat by Generating Valuable Carbon Credits EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Indonesia's Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve has become the world's largest verified "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation" (REDD) carbon offset project after successfully undergoing a third-party verification by SCS Global Services under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The project will preserve carbon-rich tropical...

Bechstein's Bat Is Forest Specialist
2013-05-28 15:54:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study sheds a little light on the origins of the Bechstein's bat, which tends to be thought of as a Euro-Siberian species. The Bechstein's bat is distributed from the Iberian Peninsula to the Caucasus, and is even seen as far south as Scandinavia. Moreover, the species is regarded as rare, despite its abundance in the fossil records of the late Pleistocene and Holocene periods. Fossil records show that the start and...

2013-05-22 08:23:45

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) today announced the election of Shawn Draper, partner and president of the Home & Building division at IMRE, as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Draper joined the TFF Board in 2010 and the Executive Committee in 2011. He replaces John Carpenter, who joined the Executive Committee in 2008 and became Chair in 2010. "Shawn has been active with TFF for many years. He has been an integral part of creating...


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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