NCASI’s 2012 Northern Regional Meeting will be held May 8-10 in
Portland, Maine. The meeting will include a technical session on Sustainable Bioenergy and Biomaterials
that will begin at 11:00 a.m. on May 9 and conclude at noon on May 10.
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NCASI and the USDA Forest Service co-hosted the recent Symposium on the Assessment and Management
of Environmental Issues Related to Eucalyptus Culture in the Southern United
States. More than 100 people participated in sessions on topics such as water
use, invasiveness, biodiversity, and fire risk. Symposium presentations are now
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W.D. Devine and several co-authors have published “Five-year
vegetation control effects on aboveground biomass and nitrogen content and
allocation in Douglas-fir plantations on three contrasting sites (Forest Ecology and Management
Canada is working to complete its National Recovery Strategy for the
Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal Population, in Canada.
NCASI has prepared technical
analyses of selected aspects of the proposed National Recovery Strategy (NRS) for use by members in preparing comments
and evaluating potential effects of the NRS on boreal forest management and
The United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other
federal, state, and tribal partners announced on January 20, 2012 a draft National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate
Adaptation Strategy. The Strategy indicates that Earth’s climate is
changing due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
in the atmosphere and that natural resources, people,
communities, and economies in the US are being impacted already.
The Minnesota Forest
Resources Council (MFRC) is distributing Minnesota’s
Forest Resources Research: Assessment & Need. This report was
developed over a three-year period by representatives of government, academia,
and industry. Findings and recommendations are based in part on a survey of
diverse organizations that have $11.4 million in total annual funding for
forest research in the state.