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Private Development Near Oregon And Washington Public Forests
2013-12-04 10:22:39

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Private development along the edges of most public forests in Oregon and Washington more than doubled since the 1970s, a new study conducted by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific's Northwest (PNW) Research Station has found. The study, which used aerial photography to inventory structures at the fringes of public forests, is the first to look at development trends in the two states before and after the enactment of land use laws. The...

2013-07-12 12:26:12

Created by Draftfcb, the new PSAs educate audiences about their role in preventing wildfires and feature the 69-year old icon rewarding Americans for taking precautions NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), announced today the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Smokey Bear designed to raise awareness about wildfire prevention....

2013-04-22 08:23:50

Earth Day Event will Celebrate the Company's Commitment to Sustainability DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Forests are a natural treasure that is enjoyed throughout the United States. Since 1991, the non-profit National Forest Foundation (NFF) has worked with the U.S. Forest Service to care for the roughly 193-million acres of invaluable National Forests. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071029/AQM053LOGO) Today, Lands' End is announcing the...

2013-04-16 16:21:07

KRALJEVO, Serbia, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Environmental Europe AG (NEEU), a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET), will break ground on the company's first European manufacturing plant on April 17, 2013. The plant will be located in Jagodina at KP 2413/58 KO Kocino Selo, Kraljevo, Serbia. The facility will produce up to 100 million square feet per year of the company's ECOR® panels. ECOR® products offer recyclable, non-toxic, 100% recycled...

Decreased Water Flow May Allow For More Productive Forest
2013-03-25 16:22:39

Northern Research Station - USDA Forest Service Bubbling brooks and streams are a scenic and much loved feature of forest ecosystems, but long-term data at the U.S. Forest Service´s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest suggests that more productive forests might carry considerably less water, according to a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Green, a research hydrologist with the Forest Service´s Northern Research Station...

Long-term Water Quality Trends In Near-pristine Streams Explored In New Study
2013-03-20 09:17:36

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Drawing on 500-plus-years of data, study highlights value of long-term stream monitoring For the first time, a study has compared water quality trends in forested streams across the country that are largely undisturbed by land use or land cover changes. The study, which draws on decades' worth of data from reference streams in six U.S. states and Puerto Rico, underscores the value of long-term data in understanding the patterns...

Smokey Bear Celebrates 68th Birthday At Mission Control
2012-08-09 08:34:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On August 9 Smokey Bear is turning 68. NASA, the US Forest Service (USFS), the Texas Forest Service and Smokey Bear are getting together to celebrate Smokey´s day at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The well liked mascot will tour the center and will record a promotional announcement for NASA Television to air later in August, 2012. Representing the Advertising Council Inc.´s longest running public service...

2012-08-06 06:24:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $540,000 in grants will be awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan announced today. "A total of 141 volunteer fire companies across the state, all serving rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common, will benefit from these funds," Allan said....

2012-08-06 06:20:22

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the Texas Forest Service and Smokey Bear are teaming up to celebrate Smokey's 68th birthday Aug. 9 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The popular mascot will tour the center and record a promotional announcement for NASA Television that will air later this month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Smokey Bear is the USFS symbol for wildland fire prevention and represents...

2012-06-30 23:00:44

Smokey Bear and NASA Astronaut to highlight earth, forests & wildfire Juneau, AK (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service launched an important partnership with NASA that coincided with the mid-May liftoff of a new crew for the International Space Station (ISS). Through this partnership, the ISS crew may use high resolution photographs to document the extent and impacts of wildfire in the U.S. NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and his Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady...