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2010-04-07 10:57:39

A leading bat expert with the USDA Forest Service’s Southern Research Station today identified nine bat species in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that she believes are most threatened by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungus that kills bats and appears to be rapidly spreading south from the northeastern United States.

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2010-03-11 12:30:25

USDA Forest Service researchers found that site fidelity, the tendency to return to previously occupied habitats, is strong in the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog.

2009-08-10 14:16:29

U.S. officials announced Monday at the 65th birthday of Smokey Bear in Washington that the anti-forest fire icon is going bilingual with a new book. The U.S.

2009-06-30 08:56:00

Smokey Bear stars in new CG-animated PSAs and appears on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube in time for July 4th WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the U.S.

2008-12-31 20:22:27

A Florida fire chief said a 6-foot-tall wooden Smokey Bear cut-out was stolen from outside of his fire station. Fire Chief Michael Carver of the Hortense Volunteer Fire Department said the handcrafted Smokey Bear was stolen Friday night from where it had been bolted to a wildfire danger sign outside of the station, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union reported Wednesday. Smokey the Bear is missing.

2008-08-04 15:00:00

By Mike Branom, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Aug. 4--If Americans can be taught to not litter in the wilderness, said the man in charge of the Southwest's national forests, they can be taught to stay on trails when riding their all-terrain vehicles.

2007-11-24 06:00:20

By Kurylo, J S Knight, K S; Stewart, J R; Endress, A G KURYLO, J. S. (Division for Ecology and Conservation Science, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL 61820), K. S.

2005-09-28 16:52:44

Just released analyses by USDA Forest Service researchers reveal underlying patterns in wildland arson. Research forester Jeff Prestemon and economist David Butry, both from the FS Southern Research Station economics unit at Research Triangle Park, NC, have developed a model that can help law enforcement agencies better predict where and when fires might be set in wildland areas and adopt strategies to reduce the risk of arson.

2005-08-30 14:09:16

Do wildfires influence the housing market? Is it a consideration when people buy or build?


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