- Dec 8-12: ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) Conference, Washington DC: Ecosystem Services Methods & Experiences
- Dec 9: Webinar: Rapid Appraisal Research on Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention
- Dec 10: Urban Forest Connections Webinar: Seeing the Future Forest
- Feb 19-20: Forum: Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century, Arlington, VA
- Mar 2-5: Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW5), Charleston, SC
- Sep 22-25: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Sustainable co-existence with wildfire recognizes ecological benefits, human needs When wildfire and people intersect, it is often in the wildland-urban interface, a geography where homes, roads and trails intermix with fire-prone vegetation. In an article published Thursday in the journal Nature, U.S. Forest Service scientist Sarah McCaffrey and her colleagues advocate for an approach to wildfire management that reflects ecological science as well as research on the human dimensions of wildfire and fire management.
- Taming the Wild: Urbanization pits humans against animals "We got a call from a lady in Horse Shoe; it was a Sunday morning", remembers Mary Beth Bryman, co-founder of Wild for Life. "There was a Canada goose in her bedroom."
- Mount Graham red squirrel counted in conservation effort Counting how many endangered Mount Graham red squirrels remain in southeastern Arizona is based on piles of pine cone scales, known as middens, which the creatures leave to store green cones and other food for winter. Because the squirrels do not hibernate, middens are essential.
- Federal land managers draft plan confronting climate change Climate change trends in the Pacific Northwest already point to where snowpack levels, fish survival and wildfire frequency are headed. But how snow, fish and wildfire might combine to affect lakeside picnicking is a work in progress.
- Escondido students getting bugs out of new science lessons Some Escondido middle school students are putting down their books and uncovering rocks this semester as they help create new lessons that could be used as a model for teaching science.