Dr. Ron Yeske concluded his service with NCASI on January 9th,
after a long and distinguished career as President of the organization.
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The U.S. Forest Service’s
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is the nation’s continuous forest
census. In 2015, the National FIA User Group meeting will be held on April 1 -
2 in San Antonio, TX. The meeting will allow users of FIA data and services to
learn about recent progress in the Program and to provide input for
improvements and new directions.
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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies
to consider and disclose the potential effects of their actions and decisions
on the environment. Recently, the White House Council on Environmental Quality
(CEQ) released revised draft guidance that describes how federal departments
and agencies should consider the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and
climate change in their NEPA reviews.
The Government of Canada
recently employed the Emergency Listing provision of the Species at Risk Act
(SARA) to add three species of bats (the little brown myotis, the northern
myotis, and the tri-colored bat),to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk in
Canada (also known as Schedule I of SARA).
Recently, Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon Forest Resources
Institute (OFRI), and NCASI co-sponsored a symposium titled “Songbirds and
Early Seral Habitats.” The goal of the one-day symposium was to advance
discussion and understanding of the importance of young forests and the species
that depend on them.