The National Council
for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI) is seeking an individual of high
integrity to lead its Forest Watershed Program when Dr. George Ice retires in
mid-2012. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with NCASI member
companies to address technical information needs related to regulatory and
policy issues affecting the management and harvesting of commercial timberlands.
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The US District Court for the District of Columbia has
approved a work plan submitted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to
systematically, over a period of six years, review the status of 251 species
listed on the 2010 Candidate Notice of Review in order to determine if any of
them should be listed as federally threatened or endangered.
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced that it will
conduct a status review of 374 southeastern aquatic, riparian, and wetland plant
and animal species to determine if any or all of them warrant listing as
threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Service made the
announcement after reviewing a petition from the Center for Biological
Diversity requesting that the Service add 404 species to the list of federally
endangered and threatened species.
Results of a NCASI investigation are presented in “Acute toxicity of commonly used forestry herbicide mixtures to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas” by Dr. Vickie L. Tatum and several co-authors.
deer populations have been declining in western Oregon and Washington, and
often the declines are attributed to large-scale changes to the structure of
their forest habitats. A common hypothesis is that use of herbicides in managed
forests contributes to deer population declines by reducing availability of
nutritious forbs and shrubs. This hypothesis will be tested in a study of the
grazing behavior and nutritional status of trained black-tail deer on a variety
of habitat types in forested landscapes.
distributing Technical Bulletin No. 990, Control and Fate of Small Spills and
Accidental Releases of Petroleum Products during Forestry Operations.
The USDA Forest Service is distributing its National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2010 (www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/).