NCASI has initiated a survey requesting information that it will use
to help the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service better understand the extent of
forest management activities in pine forests that benefit the Gopher Tortoise.
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One of several
potential approaches for producing bioenergy feedstocks is intercropping
herbaceous vegetation such as warm season grasses in young, managed forest
stands during early rotation. Results were recently published from a study
investigating breeding bird community response to intercropping of switchgrass
(Panicum virgatum) in young loblolly
pine plantations in Mississippi.
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A new project initiated as part of the
Wisconsin Forest Practices Study will include an analysis of two forest
management practices, single tree selection order-of-removal procedures in
northern hardwood forests and rotation lengths in red pine plantations and
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticides
Programs (OPP) recently announced a voluntary program to document the
effectiveness of pesticide spray application technologies on reducing spray
Recently, the federal interagency Council on Climate Change
Preparedness and Resilience released the report Priority Agenda for Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s
Natural Resources. The report describes how the agencies will, separately
and together, work to increase the resilience of America’s ecosystems and
agricultural lands, as well as the capacity of those lands to protect human
settlements from climate damage and to sequester carbon.
The first edition of FAO’s report on The State of the World’s Forest Genetic
Resources reports on drivers of change and trends affecting forest genetic
resources; current and emerging technologies; the state of forest genetic
resources conservation and management; and needs, challenges, and required
responses for the future.