will host a webcast
on July 24 to
assist its member companies that participate in sustainable forestry certification
programs and are interested in increasing their awareness of climate change.
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A recent issue of Forest Science
includes an article by M.A. McBroom and others titled “Runoff of silvicultural
herbicides applied using best management practices.” Results indicate that the
best management practices applied in the study watersheds were very effective
in controlling herbicide runoff and protecting aquatic ecosystems.
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Two recent conferences (Sediment Symposium: Quantifying In-Stream
Sediment and Biotic Responses)
and (A Watershed Research Cooperative
Paired Watershed Conference: Key Findings on the Environmental Impact of
Contemporary Forest Practices) at Oregon State University presented
valuable information on watershed stewardship.
Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior are distributing The State of the Birds 2013 Report on
Private Lands. The report shows how private land conservation and
conservation incentives positively impact bird habitat, and emphasizes the
importance of working lands to bird conservation.
The International Journal of
Forestry Research has published a special issue titled Eucalyptus beyond Its Native
Range: Environmental Issues in Exotic Bioenergy Plantations.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’s global sustainability standard and certification
process represents a global consensus of over 100 organizations including
farmers, refiners, regulators and NGOs, and was designed to ensure the
sustainability of biomaterials production while streamlining compliance for
international symposium titled Evapotranspiration:
Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and
Beyond will be held April 7-11, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacob Verschuyl has been promoted to Western
Wildlife Program Manager. He succeeds Dr. Larry Irwin, who served as Manager of
the Western Wildlife Program from its inception in 1986.
Dr. Darren Sleep, Senior Forest Ecologist with NCASI’s Canadian
Operations in Montreal, is the new President-elect of the Canadian Section of
The Wildlife Society.