Better Protection for Forest Machinery Operators

Forestry machines come in all shapes and sizes. In many, the operator sits in a cab with windows made of polycarbonate, a heavy-duty plastic that provides protection from heat, air, dust, and noise. Though the rotating cutting devices such as chainsaw and disk cutters that the machines use to cut have improved the efficiency of forest…  More 

Fire on the Base

  DOD and Joint Fire Science Fund SRS Research at Eglin Air Force Base The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recently awarded the Southern Research Station (SRS) Center for Forest Disturbance Science (CFDS) $2 million for a 5-year project with researchers from the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station,…  More 

Tom Waldrop Receives Distinguished Science Award

USDA Forest Service Deputy Chief for Research & Development Jim Reaves recently announced Southern Research Station (SRS) Research Forester Tom Waldrop as the recipient of the Deputy Chief’s Distinguished Science Award for 2011. Waldrop will receive the award this April during the Forest Service Executive Research Team meeting at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort…  More 

A ForWarning

 USDA Forest Service and NASA team up to monitor forests from space About 750 million acres of forests stretch across the United States—lands that are vulnerable to disturbances caused by insects, diseases, wildfires, extreme weather, or other natural or human-caused events. Some disturbances are immediately evident in the landscape when they occur; others are more…  More