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A Century of Innovation, Science and Service

Diane Banegas, August 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) is in its centennial year, marking 100 years of science, innovation and service. Research has been part of the Forest Service mission since its inception, with a research arm formally established in 1915. Building upon this foundation, Forest Service scientists have played a critical role in expanding human understanding of forests and improving Earth’s welfare through sound science.

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Gifford Pinchot (believed to have been taken in 1901), was the founder of the U.S. Forest Service. (USFS Photo)
Gifford Pinchot (believed to have been taken in 1901), was the founder of the U.S. Forest Service. (USFS Photo)

Planting Longleaf Pine Following Hurricane Disturbances

Zoё Hoyle, August 11, 2015 at 4:30pm

This Science Story was originally posted on CompassLive, an interactive venue hosted by the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.

Hurricanes and other major storms cause billions of dollars of damage to southern timber resources. If you add the increased risk of wildfire, insect infestations, and disease that accompany downed wood, you have millions of acres of forests vulnerable to further harm.


Welcome to Science Stories!

Carita Chan, August 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Science Stories is a place for us to share new and exciting developments in Forest Service science and technology. Forest Service scientists conduct research and produce technology that inform land management decisions and result in new tools and forest products, such as cutting edge software that helps in firefighting and safer baseball bats for Major League Baseball.


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