- Sept 22-25: National Assoc of State Foresters Annual Meeting, St. Paul MN: Working Forests Work
- Oct 5-11: XXIV IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: one of the largest global events focused on forests
- Oct 8: Urban Forest Connections Webinar: What California climate policy means for urban forests, 1:00 ET
- Oct 15: Webinar: Tracking forest and landscape change from space using the ForWarn system, 1:00 ET
- Oct 25-30: The Wildlife Soc Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA
- Nov 2-5: ASA, CSSA & SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA
- Nov 12: Urban Forest Connections Webinar: Tree Risk Assessment for Municipal Officials
- Dec 8-12: ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) Conference, Washington DC: Ecosystem Services Methods & Experiences
- The interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in the US A special section of the September issue of Forest Ecology and Management, available online now, assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the US.
- New funding supports search for solutions to white-nose syndrome Two U.S. Forest Service research teams recently received more than $97,000 in grants from Bat Conservation International and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to further the fight against White-Nose Syndrome.
- South Carolina receives funding for three projects in partnerships with North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will cooperate with the Forest Service Southern Research Station and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro to collect crucial data on bat distribution and relative abundance.
- Novel Cost Effective Process to Transform Unwanted Forest Trees into Structural Building Material An estimated 56 million acres of national forests are critically under-managed according to the Forest Products Laboratory of the USDA Forest Service. Without management of natural waste such as fallen timbers too small to be milled, forests risk insect and disease infestation and high concentrations of fuel buildup or fire.
- Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality To improve the burning and minimize hazardous air pollutants, land managers often cover all or part of a debris pile with low-density polyethylene plastic, commonly referred to as agricultural plastic, in order to keep water out. A recent study shows that inclusion of agricultural plastic in debris piles has no effect on smoke emissions.