Network Features

April 13, 2015
When it comes to tree cover loss, the spotlight usually rests on midlatitude hot spots like Brazil and Indonesia, where agriculture, logging and other development have threatened the existence of rainforests for years. But an analysis released today...
April 9, 2015
Next-generation machines inspired by customer feedback MOLINE, Ill. (April 1, 2015) — Loggers need machines that work as long and hard as they do, and John Deere is at the forefront in developing equipment solutions to make their job...
April 9, 2015
Adequate funding is a hurdle many companies and organizations face when upgrading to new tools and technology. Fortunately in the forestry and natural resources sectors, there are opportunities to acquire funding directly or collaborate in mutually...
April 7, 2015
Sawlog prices declined in many countries during 2014 and the GSPI price index in the 4Q/14 was at the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly For the third consecutive quarter, the GSPI price index fell in the 4Q/2014 to the...
April 7, 2015
In calendar year 2014, the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest achieved a longtime goal of zero human-caused wildfires. According to forest wildfire records, the last time the district had zero human fires was in 1965, exactly 50...
April 7, 2015
Also Issues Interim Special Rule that Tailors Protections to Eliminate Unnecessary Restrictions and Provide Regulatory Flexibility for Landowners The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a...
April 7, 2015
Mahdi Abu-Omar’s high-octane fuel and artificial vanilla flavoring share one thing in common: they both were developed from wastewood. Leading a team of researchers at Purdue University, Abu-Omar, a chemist and chemical engineer, recently...
April 7, 2015
Editor’s note: Mr. Wynsma’s essay appears here >> as the latest installment in our ongoing series of articles concerning collaboration as a means for resolving public disagreements relative to the management for federally owned...
April 6, 2015
A new study suggests the world's forests are more fragmented than ever before. Analysis by researchers at North Carolina State University showed that if one were to be dropped randomly into one of the world's many forests, there would be a...
March 30, 2015
Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service are trying to find ways to save northern Minnesota from the emerald ash borer, a tiny pest with a voracious appetite. Since it was discovered in Michigan nearly 20 years ago, the emerald ash borer has killed...
March 30, 2015
Drop in Chinese demand slows exports, year-end analysis finds Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska both decreased in volume in 2014 compared to 2013, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest...
March 30, 2015
Woody fuels reduced even when fuel reduction was not primary management objective Harvesting fire-killed trees is an effective way to reduce woody fuels for up to four decades following wildfire in dry coniferous forests, a U.S. Forest Service study...