A recent article in Public Roads explains a 12-year Federal Highway Administration program to save historic public covered bridges. The USDA Forest Products Lab is a partner in this ongoing program. (Pictured here is the Port Mills Bridge in Parke County, IN.) View the research »
A special session at the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference will bring new and existing partners together to discuss the latest in urban wildlife conservation. More »
The webinar will explore NASA's Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Program, including an overview and case studies highlighting urban, forest and agricultural land-use change tracking over time in the US. More »
Speakers will address how a wide variety of natural disturbances, including wind, fire, ice, drought, insect pests, oak decline, floods, and landslides, can kill or damage trees across small to large areas. More »
The symposium brings together all those interested in understanding, measuring, and modeling ET to report on advances in basic science, technology, applied methods, ecological, and socio-economic implications of ET processes and changes at all scales. More »
- Forestry Making Comeback in Pacific Northwest Forestry is making a comeback in the Pacific Northwest. The growth is based on a major jump in exports to China. Log and lumber exports increased by 20 percent in volume in 2013 compared to 2012.
- Wood pellet stoves helps some stave off rising heating costs With propane priced at more than $4 a gallon, an equivalent amount of heat from wood pellets would be about five times cheaper.
- Asian longhorned beetles pheromone could be used to manage pest Female Asian longhorned beetles lure males to their locations by laying down sex-specific pheromone trails The finding could lead to the development of a tool to manage this invasive pest.
- Oil spill cleanup by sponge: Madison scientists tout tidy technology In a development arising from nanotechnology research, scientists in Madison have created a spongelike material that could provide a novel and sustainable way to clean up oil spills.
- Study compares merits of plans to deal with invasive Asian carp Scientists say they've finished a study of the effectiveness of different prevention barriers meant to keep invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.