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Environmental groups challenge Tongass timber sale, seek injunction

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale...Show More Summary

Curbed Ski: Quirky Cabins Get Up Close and Personal with America's National Forests

Via Chase International This year marks the 100th anniversary of a little-known U.S. Forest Service program that has allowed families — sometimes multiple generations — to enjoy National Forests in a unique way: by owning permitted cabins on public lands. The Recreation...

Deadline Approaches to Renew Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 – Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have until Tuesday, March 31, 2015 to renew those expiring contracts. Show More Summary

Forest Service Probes Workers for Unconscious Thought Crimes

As the federal government metastasizes, it consumes all of the economy’s oxygen, so that it is harder to find jobs in the private sector. This is bad news for white

Rakuten Marketing ‘Goes Deep into Mobile’

On Thursday, MMW was briefed by Rakuten Marketing, a provider of omni-channel marketing services, on what’s new with the organization. The big news is their acquisition of Deep Forest Media, a programmatic mobile marketing company and demand-side platform (DSP). According to details shared with MMW, the acquisition enables Rakuten Marketing to introduce a “superior mobile […]

Working in the Bangladeshi countryside

After traveling by boat for two days, including crossing the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, we finally arrived in Khulna. We drove to the site of our compaction meter and separated into teams servicing the instruments, investigating agricultural practices, measuring arsenic in the well water and taking sediment samples for dating. We had finally started our work in rural Bangladesh.

Is wood better than coal for carbon emissions?

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Robert C Abt, North Carolina State University and Karen Lee Abt, United States Forest Service You may have heard that natural gas has been replacing coal in many power plants, a shift which lowers carbon emissions from electricity generation. But there’s another form of energy that’s increasingly...

RESERVA Training Program Receives U.S. Forest Service 2015 Wings Across the Americas Award

Ducks Unlimited de Mexico (DUMAC) plays lead role in program’s success OMAHA, Neb. – March 12, 2015 – Ducks Unlimited de Mexico’s (DUMAC) Latin American Reserve Manager Training Program (RESERVA) was presented the U.S. Forest Service...Show More Summary

Elk, Deer Research Honored by Boone and Crockett Club

MISSOULA, Mont. – A big-game research program in northeast Oregon is the recipient of the Boone and Crockett Club’s inaugural Conservation and Stewardship Award. The Starkey Project, established in 1989 by the U.S. Forest Service, is one of the most comprehensive field research programs in history. Show More Summary

Evacuation Underway as Fire Threatens Port City Valparaiso

  A forest fire was raging out of control on Friday evening, threatening the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, Chile's emergency service Onemi said. As a precaution,

The Greater Danger: Precipice or Slippery Slope?

Lower Crabtree Falls, Virginia, National Forest Service image I'm a boomer, so I missed the greatest existential crisis of the 20th Century: The Second World War. My Dad, however, was in the thick of it, helping mop up after the Battle...Show More Summary

Dog-Tracking Service to Search for Dogs Believed to Be Abandoned in State Forest

Eleven days ago, three dogs, ages 5 months to 12 years, were allegedly removed from a Corning home by the building’s landlord and dumped in the Perry State Forest.... The post Dog-Tracking Service to Search for Dogs Believed to Be Abandoned in State Forest appeared first on PETA.

Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies

Only six major companies — Danone, Kao Corp., Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Unilever and HSBC — and one investor, banking and financial services giant HSBC, have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical forests, according to Global Canopy Programme. The tropical forest think tank today launched its Forest 500, which ranks 250 […]

Kamala Harris and the Moonlight Fire case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The burgeoning Moonlight Fire litigation scandal, which has already tarnished government agencies that include the California fire and forestry agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Forest Service, could also raise questions for California Attorney General and Senate hopeful Kamala Harris. Show More Summary

US Forest Service Supports Wood Pellet Bioenergy; No Issue with Emissions

The manufacture of wood pellet bioenergy might increase demand for renewable energy from US forests and boost prices, even if questions about increasing CO2 emissions remain without clear answers. According to a recent US Forest Service...Show More Summary

First Yosemite Rare Fox In 100 Years (INTERVIEW)

You remember the spectacular rock climb at Half Dome a few weeks ago? In a more remote part of California’s Yosemite National Park, a motion-sensitive camera placed by Forest Service wildlife biologists has twice recorded another unusual phenomenon. Show More Summary

A Crucial First Amendment Bill Now Sits in the Hands of Congress

After the Forest Service attempted to fine photographers for taking pictures on federal land, and after journalists were scrutinized for documenting police officers in action, Congress is addressing Constitutional rights.

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