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Could Forest Thinning Help Ease Water Shortages in the United States?

by Stephanie Worley Firley

Planning for the future of the nation’s water resources is more important now than ever before as severe drought grips the West, affecting heavily populated areas and critical agricultural regions. Forests generally yield huge quantities of water—much more than crops

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Posted in Climate Change, Forest Operations, Forest Watersheds, Threats

Study Finds No Evidence for Widespread Southern Pine Decline

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

A study by University of Georgia (UGA) and U.S. Forest Service scientists finds that there is no evidence for the widespread occurrence of southern pine decline recently reported as impacting the southern pine region. The results are published online in

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Posted in Forest Health Protection, Forest Inventory & Analysis, Forest Landowners, Forest Products, Insects and Diseases, Southern Pines, Threats

U.S. Forest Service Publishes Plan for North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat)

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

Just published online by the Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), A Plan for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) provides detailed guidelines for participating in NABat, an international multiagency program created to provide the data needed to make

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Posted in Fish & Wildlife, Threats