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What Happens to Lynx When Beetles Eat the Forests?

Julie E. Chase , February 5, 2016 at 1:00am

How does a sensitive species like Canada lynx adapt to large areas of beetle-killed forest?  Where do you start?  A great choice would be with , a research wildlife biologist with the USDA Forest Service’s  in Missoula, Montana.

Canada lynx kitten born of a female that denned in spruce beetle impacted forests in 2015, Rio Grande National Forest, CO

A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem

Sarah Workman, Stephanie Worle, January 7, 2016 at 3:45pm

Invasive plants are increasingly altering the structure and function of our natural environment, and now researchers have determined how far-reaching the problem has become.

Researchers mapped the invasion-intensity for FIA sample sites and then estimated invasion-intensity for U.S. regions.

Taking the Long Road: Studying Timber Bridge Service Life

Rebecca Wallace, December 18, 2015 at 2:30pm

Timber bridges are a much larger part of the U.S. transportation system than many people realize. In fact, one-third of the states have more than 500 timber bridges in their inventories, and wood continues to be a viable option for modern bridge construction.

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.

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