Dirk J. Krouskop has been selected by the NCASI Board of
Governors to serve as the next President and CEO of NCASI.
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On November 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
released a document titled Framework for
Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources.
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Many North American bat species use forests exclusively to
fulfill their life history requirements. Results were recently published from a
study of bat communities in six intensively managed forest landscapes in
corporate ownership/management across five states in the southeastern US.
Since the 1980s, Swainson’s warbler has been increasingly observed in
pine plantations in the southeastern Coastal Plain. A new paper by Gary R.
Graves of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
documents this trend and suggests that, if it continues, pine plantations in
the Southeast may support most Swainson’s warbler breeding populations by the
end of this century.
Recently, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the public comment period on whether to
federally list the northern long-eared bat (Myotis
septentrionalis) as endangered.