Volume 27, No. 01 - January 12, 2015

Ron Yeske retires from NCASI service

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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2015 FIA User Group meeting scheduled for April 1 – 2 in San Antonio, TX

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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White House Council on Environmental Quality releases revised draft guidance for greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts

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 Recently, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released revised draft guidance that describes how federal departments and agencies should consider the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in their NEPA reviews. 

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Three bat species listed as endangered in Canada

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). 

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NCASI co-hosts symposium on songbirds and early seral habitats

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.

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