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2011-10-24 22:35:07

Pacific Southwest Research Station/USDA Forest Service Science that makes a difference... The reclusive American marten is getting even harder to find in the Sierra Nevada, according to a study by a team of researchers from the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon State University. A new study at the Sagehen Experimental Forest found that marten detections have dropped 60 percent since the 1980s–a decrease that may be caused by a degradation of the wooded areas in which they live,...

2011-09-12 11:22:04

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year, according to study by a research team that included scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station. The research effort was funded by The Nature Conservancy and supported by the University of California / Santa Barbara's National...

Nation's National Forests Can Provide Public Health Benefits
2011-09-08 08:46:36

  Each year, more than 170 million people visit national forests for recreation. And the physical activity associated with these visits burns 290 billion food calories. That equals enough french fries laid end to end to reach the Moon and back–twice–according to a recent study in the Journal of Forestry. While the recent strategic plan of the U.S. Forest Service includes sustaining and enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities, the benefits of exercise and outdoor...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

Timmons Group recently completed the Wisconsin Forest Inventory and Reporting System (WisFIRS) GIS for Public Land Management Application. WisFIRS is a Web-based application which allows foresters to enter, plan and report on core business functions related to forest reconnaissance data on more than 3.8 million acres of Wisconsin's public forests. The WisFIRS application is used by hundreds of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) staff and County Forest partners and allows...

2011-07-05 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E3 Federal Solutions, LLC (E3) has been recognized as the 2011 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Small Business Contractor of the Year. E3 was nominated and selected for their support of the Forest Service's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Recipient Reporting requirements. "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both E3 and the USDA Forest Service Acquisition Management (AQM) staff....

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2011-07-01 09:32:36

As homes and cities expand closer to forests and wildlands across the American West, increasing wildfire threats have created an unlikely new phenomena "“ confidence in government. Recent studies show that people in neighborhoods adjacent to public forest lands can and do trust natural resource managers to a surprising degree, in part because the risks they face are so severe. Thousands of acres burn every year, threatening homes, lives and property, and in many groups and areas, the...

2011-06-29 08:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council, along with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), launched a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Smokey Bear designed to provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The PSAs are being distributed prior to the July 4th holiday, a time when many people go camping, have outdoor BBQs and light fireworks. To view the multimedia assets...

2011-06-14 09:04:00

VISALIA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the fermentation of C5 sugars, such as xylose, to ethanol. The license marks the culmination of the 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between FPL and...

2011-06-13 10:11:00

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET), a leading sustainable materials developer and manufacturer, announces its submittal for two US and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents jointly with the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin, detailing new eco-composite panel technology advancements. The company has completed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement...


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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