- The hidden factor that could undermine U.S. plans to cut carbon emissions A new study in Nature Scientific Reports, by U.S. Forest Service researchers David Wear and John Coulston, finds that U.S. forests, which currently store more carbon than they lose each year - lowering the country's net emissions - could store less of it in the future.
- Predictive Analytics and the Battle Against Wildfires The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index (SAWTI) tracks and predicts the extent of the threat, calculating daily just how dangerous the situation may become. Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Predictive Services, SAWTI helps agencies and citizens anticipate risk and prepare accordingly.
- Local Habitat Conditions Protect Trout from Climate Change The study, one of few to explore fish population response to both harvest activities and a changing climate, revealed that trout in four neighbouring Oregon streams respond differently to these disturbances based on the features of the streams where trout live. The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE.
- Sustainable Management of White-Tailed Deer and White-Cedar: from The Wildlife Professional White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are common in forests and farmlands throughout the United States and Canada. While their propensity for eating gardens and ornamental plants is well-known to frustrated homeowners, few outside the wildlife and forestry professions are aware of the profound effects deer have on forest understory composition and growth.
- Few minorities visit Sequoia National Forest or the Sawtooth Wilderness. This man wants to change that. With a grunt and a heave, Silas Elwood York, leader of the U.S. Forest Service's wilderness programs, unfurled his tent onto the dense, dewy ground of North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest.