posted a new report to its website, Technical Bulletin No. 1031, Herbicide Use Patterns on Corporate Forest
Lands in the United States, 2011. The report presents results of a survey
of corporate forest owners to characterize applications of forestry herbicides
in 2011 on lands under their control in the US.
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Recently, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed
changes to regulations concerning Endangered Species Act petitions. The
Services state that the changes are intended to “improve content and
specificity of petitions and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the
petitions process to support species conservation.”
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The Food Quality Protection Act
directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a program to
screen pesticides and environmental contaminants for their potential to affect
the endocrine systems of humans and wildlife.
A recent paper
presents results from an experiment investigating southern toad response to different
amounts and distributional patterns of woody debris retained following clearcut
harvest in loblolly pine plantations.
NCASI will hold its 2015 West Coast Regional Meeting on
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22 and 23, at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver,