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2012-06-29 10:20:43

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Space Act Agreement this week that unites the two agencies in raising awareness about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This partnership will highlight areas of common interest in wildfires, forest and plant growth research and materials science. The joint effort will be enhanced by the personal interest of astronaut Joe...

2012-06-08 02:21:35

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to motivate Hispanic families to get outside more often and reconnect with nature, the Ad Council and the U.S. Forest Service have launched the Descubre el Bosque public service advertising campaign, an extension of their popular English-language Discover the Forest campaign started in 2009. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-06-07 23:01:01

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch in Billings County, North Dakota to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places Washinton DC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 This annual list spotlights important examples of the nation´s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 230 sites have been on the list over its 25-year history, and in that time, only a handful...

2012-06-06 02:20:57

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of wildfire season throughout much of the country, the U.S. Forest Service, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Ad Council announce the launch of a new public service advertising (PSAs) campaign, Fire Adapted Communities, which aims to help individuals prepare their homes and communities for the threat of wildfire. Created pro bono by advertising agency Draftfcb, this campaign addresses the issue of proactively mitigating...

Stream Temperatures Don’t Parallel Warming Climate Trend
2012-05-03 03:33:31

A new analysis of streams in the western United States with long-term monitoring programs has found that despite a general increase in air temperatures over the past several decades, streams are not necessarily warming at the same rate. Several factors may influence the discrepancy, researchers say, including snowmelt, interaction with groundwater, flow and discharge rates, solar radiation, wind and humidity. But even after factoring out those elements, the scientists were surprised by the...

2012-04-11 23:02:12

Contest to highlight colors of the urban forest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service today announced its My Neighborhood Forest photo contest, celebrating America´s urban and community forests. The Grand Prize winner will receive $200 in outdoor gear courtesy of the National Forest Foundation. The contest, which runs from April 11 — July 22, seeks to highlight the natural beauty that spring and summer bring to U.S. neighborhoods, communities and cities,...

2012-04-10 02:21:14

DENVER, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX: AZC) (NYSE Amex: AZC) ("Augusta" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ("ADEQ") has issued the Aquifer Protection Permit ("APP") for its Rosemont Copper project ("Rosemont").  The APP establishes the operating standards and controls to ensure the protection of ground water and is effective for the life of the mine. Rosemont has now received six major...

2012-03-15 12:39:28

Tennessee's urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost  $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report. The authors of Urban Forests of Tennessee, 2009 found there are 284 million trees in urban areas in the state, with canopies covering 33.7 percent of 1.6 million acres of urban area. Those urban forests provide an estimated $204 million per year in pollution removal...

2012-03-12 21:19:38

Region benefits from carbon emissions collection, water filtration, forestry jobs U.S. Forest Service scientists today released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats.  At the same time, Forest Service researchers caution that threats to forests in the coming decades could undermine these gains. According to the Forests of the Northern United States...

2012-02-23 06:00:00

DENVER, CO, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX/NYSE Amex: AZC) ("Augusta") provides an update on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding review from the regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Rosemont Copper project. The San Francisco Environmental Protection Agency office is the final agency to submit comments to the USFS on the draft EIS, joining the 25,000 comments of which approximately 10,000...


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Fremont-Winema National Forest
2013-11-27 15:32:16

Fremont-Winema National Forest is a United States National Forest that was created from the 2002 merger of the Fremont and Winema National Forests. They cover territory in southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west, past the city of Lakeview towards the east. The northern end of the forest is bounded by U.S. Route 97 on the west, and Oregon Route 31 towards the east. Towards the south, the state border with California creates the boundary of the forests. Klamath Falls is the...

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