Volume 29, No. 05 - May 5, 2017

Forestry technical session planned at NCASI Southern Regional Meeting

NCASI’s Southern Regional Meeting will be held on June 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina. On June 13, the Forestry Technical Session will focus on conservation, management, and research related to wetland forests in the Southeast, and will conclude with a panel discussion.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determines status review for the Florida black bear not required

Recently, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determined that a petition requesting federal listing of the Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) as threatened or endangered failed to present substantial information indicating that this action was warranted. Thus, after investigating the population abundance and trends of this subspecies of black bear and other issues, the agency has declined to initiate an additional status review.

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International Society of Forest Resource Economists 2017 meeting planned for New Orleans

The International Society of Forest Resource Economics has scheduled its 2017 annual meeting for May 30 – June 1 in New Orleans, LA. The annual meeting typically features presentations on the financial aspects of timber management and utilization, timber supply and demand, international trade, forest policy, law, and many other current issues involved in the business of forestry.

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Publication investigates potential climate implications of alternative forest management and biomass use scenarios

To better understand linkages and possible trade-offs between different forest management strategies, researchers in Sweden performed an integrated analysis of sequestration of carbon in forests and effects of substituting carbon-intensive products used by society based on different options for forest management and harvest utilization. Three forest management scenarios were considered, including the present “business-as-usual,” increasing forest reserves, and increasing forest production by means such as fertilization and management of faster growing species. 

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EPA releases final version of 1990-2015 US greenhouse gas inventory

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the final version of its report titled Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015. The report provides a comprehensive accounting of total greenhouse gas emissions for all man-made sources in the United States and calculates carbon dioxide emissions removed from the atmosphere by “sinks,” e.g., through the uptake of carbon and storage in forests, vegetation, and soils.

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