Volume 28, No. 08 - August 24, 2016

2016 NCASI West Coast Regional Meeting forestry session

NCASI’s 2016 West Coast Regional Meeting will be held on September 27 and 28 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces final methodology for prioritizing and addressing Endangered Species Act Status Reviews

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced its final methodology for how it will identify and prioritize pending Endangered Species Act status reviews, the process the agency uses to determine whether a species warrants federal protection. With this new methodology, the Service will place each pending status review in one of five priority categories.

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EPA Science Advisory Panel will review scientific issues related to the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it will convene a four-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review a set of scientific issues related to the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, a herbicide often applied in managed forests.

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New publication addresses forest habitat relationships of three bat species susceptible to white-nose syndrome

Recently, with support from NCASI and others, Alexander Silvis of Virginia Tech, Roger W. Perry of the U.S. Forest Service, and W. Mark Ford of the U.S. Geological Survey developed a comprehensive review and synthesis of scientific literature describing responses of northern long-eared bats and tricolored bats to forest management.

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U.S. Forest Service invites comment on mill and logging operations surveys

The U.S. Forest Service routinely gathers data that allow the agency to evaluate and forecast trends in the use of logs and wood chips and analyze changes in the harvest of US forests. To collect this information, Forest Service or state natural resource agency personnel use three questionnaires. Recently, the Service invited comment on the collection of this information.

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