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2012-06-25 10:21:04

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC, Sup. Ct. No. 11-347, commonly referred to as the "forest roads" case. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030425/PAPLOGO ) The case asks the Supreme Court to overturn a 2011 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court that reverses 35 years of law governing how rainwater runoff from forest roads is managed. The Ninth Circuit's ruling...

2012-06-14 06:22:01

DALLAS, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that Daniel Figured has been named the director of the agency's Northeast Region. Figured, who previously served as the Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve J. Schweitzer retired on April 13, 2012. "It is a great pleasure to announce the selection of Dan Figured as the new Region Director for the Northeast Region of...

2012-06-14 06:21:21

LYONS, Ore., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires rage in many western states with reports that resources are stretched thin, many wildfire suppression resources sit idle. Over 10,000 private trained wildland firefighters are ready for assignment, however, to date very few of them have been utilized. Over 40% of the resources used by the federal agencies on fires have been professional private resources historically. Many fire contractors have within their ranks many years of fire...

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:...

2012-06-06 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...

2012-05-17 10:21:45

DAVIS, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan presented USDA's prestigious Two Chiefs' Partnership Award to representatives of the Redwood Valley Collaborative (RVC) for their work in reducing the threat of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) disease in the Redwood Valley of California, during a brief ceremony at the Richard E. Lyng USDA Service Center in Davis yesterday. "This project is a great example of partnership and the ability of agencies...

2012-05-01 06:28:31

SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Environmental Technologies (NET, San Diego, CA), a leading sustainable materials manufacturer, announced its exclusive license to commercialize technology based on two patents filed jointly with the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL). NET Founder/CEO and ECOR® inventor Robert Noble stated: "This license agreement is another milestone in our long standing collaboration with the USDA-FPL, where environmentally superior...

2012-04-18 10:21:38

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that 433 woodland acres currently known as the Alpha Tree Farm will be added to the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area in Dauphin County as the result of a generous donation by Mr. Ibberson's estate. The original 350 acres of the conservation area were donated to DCNR by Ibberson, a former state employee, in 1998. He died last...

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,...

2012-03-28 23:03:33

The U.S. Forest Service is offering its 193 million acres of forests and grasslands as a prescription for healthier kids through an initiative of the National Environmental Education Foundation that connects children to nature. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service is offering its 193 million acres of forests and grasslands as a prescription for healthier kids through an initiative of the National Environmental Education Foundation that connects children to nature....


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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