- Oct 14: Webinar: The Power of Tree Canopy Data to Plan, Prioritize, and Inspire Stewardship (Part 1)
- Oct 18: 9th Acid Rain Conference, Rochester, NY
- Oct 28: Webinar: The Power of Tree Canopy Data to Plan, Prioritize, and Inspire Stewardship (Part 2)
- Nov 3: Society of American Foresters National Convention, Baton Rouge, LA
- Dec 14-16: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
- 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.
- Pellucid Water uses cold plasma for more efficient wastewater decontamination Milwaukee-based Pellucid Water LLC has come up with a way to make that possible. The company has developed a cold plasma technique for separating water from its waste particles, or effluent, which allows the effluent to be recycled.
- As wildland-urban interface grows, so does risk to people and habitats Humans and habitat intersect in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI, a geography that now includes about one-third of homes in the United States within just 10 percent of the nation's land area. Both numbers are growing, according to a new USDA Forest Service map book summarizing the extent of the nation's WUI nationally and by state.
- Recyclable materials being used in construction projects A University of Colorado Denver professor and former graduate student have been awarded a patent for a new, eco-friendly construction system that turns 100 percent recycled fibers into high strength, easy-to-assemble building materials.The invention is based on Herdt's research and teaching program at CU Denver and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory.
- Fire safety researcher leading new study on wind-blown fire embers A researcher in the Fire Safety Engineering Technology program of the William States Lee College of Engineering is leading a new multi-institutional study designed to reduce wildfires and mitigate damages due to ignition or fire spread by wind-blown fire embers.