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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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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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.
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.