Volume 28, No. 05 - May 18, 2016

Forestry technical session planned for NCASI Southern Regional Meeting

NCASI’s Southern Regional Meeting will be held on June 20-22, 2016 at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On June 21, the Forestry Technical Session will focus on management and environmental stewardship of southern working forests.

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Observations of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes solicited

In response to a petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is reviewing the status of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake to determine whether the species warrants listing under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened or endangered species. NCASI is currently soliciting information about observations of the snake to improve understanding of its distribution and habitat associations.

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Soil carbon responses to afforestation in Eucalyptus and pine stands

A recent paper from a study of eight-year-old stands of Eucalyptus grandis and loblolly pine planted at different densities on native pasture in Uruguay concluded there was no overall effect of the plantings on soil carbon stocks compared to pasture.

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Paper addresses biodiversity impacts in life cycle assessment of biomass harvesting

NCASI recently collaborated with well-known life cycle assessment (LCA) experts to publish a paper that reviews proposed approaches for assessing biodiversity in LCA and implications for evaluations of biomass production systems, with particular emphasis on those related to forestry.

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