The United States Supreme Court
has ruled that the Clean Water Act does not require permitting of stormwater
discharges from forest roads (Decker v.
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The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station has
announced that updated landscape models are available that “pinpoint where elk
are likely to thrive.” These habitat models consider factors that directly
influence elk population performance through nutritional pathways that affect
reproductive success, growth of calves, and overwinter survival. NCASI
scientists Drs. John and Rachel Cook developed the nutritional component of the
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Dr. Larry Irwin, NCASI Fellow and Western Wildlife Program Manager, has
accepted an invitation to join the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation. RMEF is a leader in the management and conservation of habitat for
elk and other wildlife.
questions about potential relationships between forest management and cerulean
warblers, NCASI recently helped coordinate a series of activities by the
Cerulean Warbler Conservation Initiative .The Initiative included a large-scale
habitat experiment in the core of the species’ range in the Appalachian
Mountains. Selected results from the experiment have been published in the
article “Spatial variation in breeding habitat selection by cerulean warblers (Setophaga cerulea) throughout the
Appalachian Mountains” (The Auk
GForest+ is a new
version of NCASI’s online tool for accessing and analyzing public data produced
by the Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the U.S. Forest Service.
Arrangements are nearly complete for NCASI’s 2013 Northern Regional
Meeting to be held May 8-9 in Wausau, Wisconsin.