Volume 28, No. 04 - April 4, 2016

Louisiana black bear removed from List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it was removing the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Before and after the federal listing, NCASI was involved in research activities related to the Louisiana black bear, and supported several research projects addressing forest habitat use and movements. Results from the research informed conservation planning and recovery activities.

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Vice named to lead NCASI Sustainable Manufacturing Program

Kirsten Vice has been named Vice President – Sustainable Manufacturing & Canadian Operations. Ms. Vice has served as the Vice President of Canadian Operations since joining NCASI in 2002 and assumed responsibility for Sustainable Manufacturing in January 2016. 

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NCASI studies address wet storage of roundwood

In the southeastern U.S., mills often store roundwood for up to a year in facilities known as “wet decks” where water is typically applied continuously with sprinklers to reduce the risk of fungal decay or damage by insects. Recently, investigators with the University of Georgia, NCASI, and other cooperators reported results from studies investigating methods for monitoring wood moisture content in stored roundwood and implications of potential reductions in water application.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes revisions to mitigation policy

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed revisions to the agency’s 1981 policy guiding recommendations by the Service on mitigating impacts on land and water developments of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. New features of the revised policy include an emphasis on landscape-level planning, consideration for applicable landscape-level conservation plans, and consideration of projected climate change and its effect on ecosystems. 

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NCASI consolidates analytical services to Florida

Louisiana black bear removed from List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Vice named to lead NCASI Sustainable Manufacturing Program; NCASI studies address wet storage of roundwood ; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes revisions to mitigation policy; NCASI consolidates analytical services to Florida

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