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SEEDS for the Future

Zoё Hoyle, April 28, 2016 at 2:45pm

In mid-April, scientists and staff at the U.S. Forest Service  hosted the 11th annual leadership meeting. An award-winning program of the  (ESA), SEEDS focuses on students at the undergraduate level, with the mission to diversify and advance the ecology profession by stimulating and nurturing the interests of underrepresented students to participate and lead in the field of ecology.

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Students at Albert Mountain Fire Tower at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina
2016 SEEDS leadership students at Albert Mountain Fire Tower at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina

USDA Celebrates Arbor Day in Baltimore

Diane Banegas, April 27, 2016 at 11:00am

Arbor Day will have special significance for the U.S. Department of Agriculture this year in Baltimore, Md. The Department and the Forest Service, in partnership with Parks & People Foundation, Tree Baltimore, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and community members, will plant 100 trees in the neighborhood where the city experienced an uprising last April. Ten trees will be planted on Arbor Day, and the remaining trees will be planted by community members throughout the year.


Native Trees Naturally Fight Invasive Plants in Some Eastern Forests

Stephanie Worley Firley, February 24, 2016 at 4:30pm

In this modern society, non-stop movement of people and goods means that invasive species will continue to move and spread, too. Recent research indicates that invasive plants can be found in nearly half of the forests of the eastern United States, raising concerns about the sustainability of these ecosystems and the benefits and services they provide.

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An eastern hardwood forest invaded by English ivy and other non-native plants
An eastern hardwood forest invaded by English ivy and other non-native plants

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