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2013-02-26 16:21:02

The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) requests action by the Forest Service to award airtanker contracts now. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) is extremely concerned about a shortage of fixed wing slurry bombers for the upcoming fire season and has cited the US Forest Service (USFS) for prolonged lack of action toward replacing a dwindling number of...

2013-02-26 12:22:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the value of having well-trained and well-equipped local firefighting forces in rural...

2013-01-29 10:05:06

After experiencing years of population decline on the West Coast, a recent study examining fisher populations found that–at least in the southern Sierra Nevada–the animal's numbers appear to be stable. Scientists from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) and the Pacific Southwest Region collaborated to monitor the distribution of fishers across a 7,606-square-mile area in the southern Sierra Nevada. They used baited track-plate stations–an...

2013-01-28 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Representatives of the US aerial firefighting industry predict ongoing challenges involving fleet modernization, as legacy aircraft continue to age, and the Federal government has yet to sign off on a viable transition plan for operational funding of proposed, new generation, large airtankers. "The private, aerial firefighting industry has submitted a viable plan to replace today's dwindling number of former Cold War Era military aircraft with...

2013-01-22 12:22:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) released the results of an independent review team's annual study of state forestlands today, affirming the state's efforts to conserve resources through sound management. "The auditors were very pleased with our forest management and our staff's dedication, and I extend thanks to each of the districts involved in this year's audit for another job well done," DCNR Secretary...

2012-12-06 11:45:06

While science has often focused on big-scale, global climate change research, a study recently released in the journal Bioscience suggests that long-term, integrated and site-specific research is needed to understand how climate change affects multiple components of ecosystem structure and function, sometimes in surprising ways. “Long-term ecological research is important to understanding the effects of a changing climate on our natural resources and so much more,” said Michael...

2012-11-21 20:20:17

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its final critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl, and removed any designation from private lands. After analyzing the best available science, and thousands of public comments, the Service concluded that there is minimal benefit for designating private lands covered by Washington State forest practices rules, as those lands are already managed for the conservation of...

2012-11-20 11:49:20

Report finds that disturbances are shifting within beargrass habitat Beargrass is an ecologically, culturally, and economically important plant in the Western United States and, for the first time, landowners, managers, and harvesters now have a comprehensive report about the species. The report, Natural and Cultural History of Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax), published by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, identifies critical knowledge gaps and areas for future...

2012-11-19 16:24:17

12 Miles of Forested River Acquired; 11,000 More Acres Being Restored FORKS, Wash., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To the vampires and werewolves of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, the dark forests of Washington's Olympic Peninsula offer the perfect habitat. Now, thanks to The Nature Conservancy and its partners, this "vampire refuge" will continue to offer a healthy home to future generations of people, wildlife, and other characters that haunt these lush forests....

2012-10-16 15:22:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to inspire more families to get outside and enjoy nature, the U.S. Forest Service, The Wilderness Society and the Ad Council are partnering with GOOD (good.is) and GOOD Maker (maker.good.is) to launch the "Discover the Forest's Get Your Community Outdoors!" challenge. Individuals, groups and nonprofits are encouraged to submit their best ideas for how to motivate people in their communities to discover their wild side...


Latest United States Forest Service Reference Libraries

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...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

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