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Storms felled record number of trees in Poland: officials

It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland's forests, the country's forest service said Wednesday.

Storms felled record number of trees in Poland: officials

It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland's forests, the country's forest service said Wednesday. "We're dealing with what is undoubtedly the worst disaster in...Show More Summary

A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forest

(Pensoft Publishers) Characterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Show More Summary

Smokey and the bandannas: Filson launches limited-edition collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service

Filson, the 120-year-old Seattle-based maker of hard-wearing outdoor gear, has launched a collection under license with the U.S. Forest Service that puts the USFS logo — and Smokey Bear mascot — on a range of appropriately rugged apparel and accessories including backpacks, T-shirts, bandannas,...

Drones are planting an entire forest from the sky

When we think of drones, most of us picture the selfie-taking, novelty video-making robots buzzing around tourist spots. But for one group of villagers in Myanmar, drones are providing a much more important service: an Irish startup is using them to help residents replant an entire forest from the sky.[...]

Firefighters injured in crash in Northern California

Eight firefighters are recovering from injuries sustained when a truck they were riding in rolled over in Northern California. The U.S. Forest Service says they were heading to fight a nearly 8,000-acre wildfire in the Modoc National Forest on Friday when the accident occurred on State Route 299...

Fire restrictions issued for Mount Hood National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has issued fire restrictions for the Mount Hood National Forest, banning campfires, smoking and operating a generator outside of designated areas until mid-October. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports … Click to Continue »

Tippets: Proposed Mine Near Boundary Waters, Seattle’s Seawall, Mining Yellowstone

A proposed copper mine by Twin Metals Minnesota would operate near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Debate is heating up and “The Forest Service is accepting public comments until August 17 on a whether a 20-year mining ban should … more ?

Cowboy Rangers

True West magazine : Cowboy Rangers of the early U.S. Forest Service. An excerpt: Given the strenuous work, rangers had to be between 21 and 40 years old. The starting pay was $60 monthly, and a ranger had to supply his own saddle, pack horses, tack, clothing, firearms, cooking gear, bedroll and other sundries.

BHA Poll: Western Voters Support Sage Grouse Conservation

A new BHA poll demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sage grouse conservation plans. This post BHA Poll: Western Voters Support Sage Grouse Conservation appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

BHA Poll: Western Voters Support Sage Grouse Conservation

Poll of voters exclusively in counties with sage grouse habitat finds overwhelming bipartisan  support for Forest Service and BLM sage steppe conservation plans MISSOULA, Mont. – A new poll released today by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for U.S. Show More Summary

Plans to move contaminated soil stalled by Forest Service

Plans to store contaminated soil near a recreation area in the Alaska Panhandle could be stalled by the U.S. Forest Service. Alaska environmental officials seek to move nearly 20,000 cubic … Click to Continue »

Cockroach gardeners: Spreading plant seeds across the forest floor

In forest ecosystems, cockroaches are known as important decomposers that consume dead and decaying plants. Quite unexpectedly, however, researchers have found that they also provide seed dispersal services for the plant Monotropastrum humile, a forest-floor herb belonging to the azalea family (Ericaceae). Show More Summary

Key sentence in the NPR article "Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood."

"It's my hope that the health care system will include [forest therapy] into the range of services they reimburse for."What is the cost to be reimbursed? "Forest bathing" is simply walking peacefully in some natural setting and noticing...Show More Summary

Forest Service, Alaska Native corporation transfer land

The U.S. Forest Service and an Alaska-based Native corporation announced the transfer of 12 sq. miles (31 sq. kilometers) of land from the Native corporation to the Admiralty Island National … Click to Continue »

German Philosophy Has Gone Mainstream And Popular. But Has It Sold Out?

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

German philosophy today is not so much the kind of intellectual discipline that Martin Heidegger would practice, hermitlike, in his Black Forest hut but rather a successful service industry competing for customers.

Cut red tape so that 747 supertanker can fight U.S. wildfires

With some 50 wildfires burning in the U.S., the U.S. Forest Service should be making every effort to deploy the most effective firefighting resources available. But it looks like red tape is fireproof. In June, the Forest Service offered a contract for tanker aircraft that can drop water or fire suppressant over wide areas, but […]

France battles raging fires on Cote d'Azur

Thousands of firefighters battled forest fires in large areas of southeast France Tuesday, with one "extremely virulent" inferno raging near the jetset resort of Saint-Tropez, emergency services said. The blazes have consumed 3,000 hectares...Show More Summary

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