Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services), announced the availability of the final revised Habitat Conservation Planning and Incidental Take Permit Processing Handbook. The
newly revised HCP Handbook describes requirements, procedures, and guidance for permit issuance and conservation plan development for incidental take permits under the Endangered Species Act.
Read Full Article ›
The U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and
Analysis (FIA) program collects and analyzes data on U.S. forests, and
routinely produces annual reports describing forest status and trends at the
state level. The information is often used by decision makers in state and
federal agencies and the private sector. The Program is now making annual
reports available online as story maps through an interactive interface that
allows users to combine maps, text, videos, photos, and other media.
Read Full Article
Recently, three NCASI
scientists [John G. Cook, Rachel C. Cook, and Larry L. Irwin (retired)] and
Ronald W. Davis of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported
results from a long-term study of foraging responses of elk to clearcut logging
and commercial thinning, forest succession, and season across a range of stand
ages and ecological conditions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently
issued several new and revised policies and regulations related to mitigation
for actions affecting species listed under the Endangered Species Act and for
management of species that are candidates for listing.
The Society of
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) held its 7th World Congress November
6-10, 2016. Dr. Vickie Tatum represented NCASI at the conference. The World
Congress included several sessions, presentations, and posters that may be of
interest to NCASI members. In particular, there was a full day platform session
plus poster session on assessing risks of pesticides to federally listed
threatened and endangered species at a national level.
Forest Biomaterials Institute has announced that it will host a Michigan Forest
Bioeconomy Conference February 1–2, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference
theme is “Familiar Stakeholders – New Connections” and will emphasize an
important objective of the meeting: to begin connecting traditional forest
product industries with a wide variety of Michigan manufacturing sectors,
particularly buildings, furnishings, transportation, health and wellness, and