- Oct 3: First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs) : Live Meeting based forum featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems.
- 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
- Analysis shows thinned forests were no match for last year's mega-fire in CA Sometimes even the best efforts to return a forest to a less fire-prone state go up in flames. This proved to be the case when the Rim fire created an inferno in California's Yosemite National Park last year.
- Beleaguered Firefighters Turn to New Technology As climate change and drought produce a fire season in the American West that is both longer and vastly more dangerous than past seasons, high tech is increasingly making its way to the flaming front, with the potential to revolutionize the way we fight devastating wildfires.
- Carpenters Elementary outdoor education project ongoing The USFS had recently awarded a $23,000 grant that will help the Carpenters Elementary School Outdoor Environmental Classroom install interpretive signage at key locations throughout the site.
- Forging a New Path More than a century ago, as America's first national parks began taking shape out West, there really wasn't too much else out there. Any human settlement would be taking place outside the well-defined boundaries of the newly created parks. The wilderness inside of them would always remain a safe, serene habitat. But that's not how it worked out.
- 650-year-old tree succumbs to drought Yoda, a 7-foot-tall Douglas fir on the lava flows south of Grants, died this summer at the age of 650 or so. An icon for scientists studying the history of New Mexico's climate, Yoda survived many a drought.