- 2008 Lacey Act Amendment successful in reducing US imports of illegally logged wood Recently published research by U.S. Forest Service economist Jeff Prestemon supports the contention that the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment reduced the supply of illegally harvested wood from South America and Asia available for export to the United States.
- Penn State to help Northeast agriculture adapt to potential climate change Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability.
- American Process Inc. announces partnership to develop biobased auto components American Process Inc. and Futuris Automotive formed a partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology, Clark Atlanta University, Swinburne University of Technology, and the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory to develop ultra-strong, lightweight automotive structural components reinforced with nanocellulose.
- Wildfire prevention or forest destruction? Drive along Highway 119 south of Nederland or Highway 9 south of Frisco and you will see large swaths of bare soil and scattered slash - including entire hillsides - where once there was forest. These aren't future subdivisions, but the Arapaho and White River National Forests.
- Local college students, faculty help restore American chestnut tree Ohio University students and faculty spent a recent Saturday working with their counterparts from Hocking College, Miami University, U.S. Forest Service and others on a project they are hoping will help restore an ecological treasure to Ohio's only national forest.