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Photo of Typical post-harvest stand conditions that have supported long-term running buffalo clover persistence. Tom Schuler, USDA Forest Service. Inset: Running buffalo clover flower (Trifolium stoloniferum). Sarena Selbo, US Fish and Wildlife Service.
ID: 482
Endangered Running Buffalo Clover Finds a Home in West Virginia

Running buffalo clover was once thought to be extinct but was rediscovered in 1983 and is now classified as a federally endangered species. It i ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas M. Schuler

Resource Management and Use2013NRS
Photo of The NRS LT visiting the demonstration area via the Zero Grade Trail, which has universal access design features.
ID: 1237
Forest management demonstration area highlights working forest

New research published in 2017 describes the results of a 60-year forest management demonstration area on the Fernow Experimental Forest and the ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas M. Schuler

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
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ID: 431
Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indictators for Bioenergy

The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) agreed on a set of science-based, voluntary, practical sustainability indicators with the aim of helping ...

Principal Investigator : Marilyn Buford

Resource Management and Use2011WO
Photo of No vacancy: This pouch, laced with the pheromone verbenone, tricks bark beetles into thinking the tree has already been colonized. Rob Progar, USDA Forest Service
ID: 522
Natural Pheromone Found to Repel Mountain Pine Beetles When Outbreak Builds Gradually

Forest Service scientists found that applications of verbenone reduced mountain pine beetle infestation of lodgepole pine trees in treated areas ...

Principal Investigator : Robert Progar

Invasive Species2013PNW
Photo of Northeast Advanced Agroforestry Training participants listen to Dickinson College Farm students and staff share information about the multifunctional riparian forest buffer they planted in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, planned in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry and NRCS. The goals of the buffer are to improve water quality, diversify farm income, and provide space for education, outreach, and demonstration. Katherine MacFarland, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1064
Partnering for Science Delivery: Sharing Agroforestry Tools and Research with Technical Assistance Providers

Knowledge and awareness of agroforestry practices, by landowners and the professionals that assist them, are key to the adoption and promotion o ...

Principal Investigator : Katherine MacFarland

Water, Air, and Soil2016WO
Photo of Fisheye imagery of the forest canopy at Kumbrabow State Forest in West Virginia illustrating the nearly continuous hardwood overstory above red spruce saplings. At times the red spruce saplings can be nearly as old as the overtopping hardwood trees. Thomas Schuler, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1102
Restoring Fed Spruce Forests in the Central Appalachians

Red spruce forests once dominated the mountain tops of the Central Appalachians, but following exploitive logging and destructive wildfires a ce ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas M. Schuler

Resource Management and Use2016NRS
Photo of White-tailed sea eagles flying near their nest at the wind facility on the island of Sm´┐Żla, Norway.  This facility has killed many eagles and dramatically impacted the dynamics of their population.  Forest Service
ID: 88
Threats From Wind Energy Turbines Identified for Migrating Golden Eagles

National team studies movement ecology of eagles to understand behaviors that may put them at risk from energy development

Principal Investigator : Thomas M. Schuler

Wildlife and Fish2012NRS
Photo of Compartment 8C on the Fernow Experimental Forest has been harvested seven times since 1948 using uneven-aged management  and continues to be a productive stand. Richard Hovatter, USDA Forest Service
ID: 627
Uneven-Aged Management: Is It Sustainable

A century ago, after almost all of the old-growth forests in the eastern United States had been harvested, forest managers turned to Europe for ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas M. Schuler

Resource Management and Use2014NRS
Photo of Members of the Southern Idaho Biocontrol Program help with a study to determine if releasing large numbers of flea beetles is an effective way to control leafy spurge, an invasive weed. Robert Progar, Forest Service
ID: 344
Use of insects tested to control invasive riparian weed

Leafy spurge is an invasive weed that has appeared along streams throughout much of the country. Resource managers need way to control leafy spu ...

Principal Investigator : Robert Progar

Invasive Species2011PNW