NCASI’s Southern Regional Meeting will be held on
June 15-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina. The meeting’s
general session will be on the afternoon of Monday, June 15 followed by a
forestry technical session on Tuesday, June 16, titled Environmental Issues Influencing Forests and Forest Management in the
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The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently
made available online up-to-date information about state forestry best management
practice (BMP) programs.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a 90-day finding on a petition to
reclassify the northern spotted owl (Strix
occidentalis caurina) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species
Continuous forest inventories that cover large regions must consider
three main design factors that affect costs: plot intensity, remeasurement
cycle, and field work requirements. A recent paper evaluates the tradeoffs
involved when inventory programs seek to lower costs by reducing plot intensity
or increasing remeasurement cycles.
A recent paper summarizes soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics from four
independent but similar ongoing studies in the southeast United States in which
switchgrass was grown in monoculture or alley cropping systems. The authors
also compare results from the four studies with those for conventionally
managed loblolly pine or agricultural systems.
The University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) has released a new version
of satellite global temperature data. Microwave sounding unit satellites
cover the whole globe except for the polar regions and estimate lower troposphere
temperature from microwave readings.