US Forest Service report spotlights at-risk species on private lands

The U.S. Forest Service recently published Threats to At-Risk Species in America’s Private Forests, a report emphasizing how increased housing density near and on private forests is threatening habitat for plants and animals already at risk of decline or extinction. The report, the third in a series titled “Forests on the Edge”, details how several species of at-risk wildlife that […]

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Community Supported Forestry

Like the idea of Community Supported Agriculture?  Looking for ways to make a few bucks from your woodland?  A Wisconsin family is trying Community Supported Forestry. This is a pretty interesting idea:  For an annual payment of $550, Roald Gundersen and Amelia Baxter of Hamburg, WI are offering unlimited access to their 140-acre wooded valley south of LaCrosse.  Four of […]

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Silviculture and Carbon in the Cloquet Woods

What are the connections between forests and atmospheric carbon?  How do different silvicultural interventions affect forest-based carbon uptake and storage?  On February 25, about 75 foresters, researchers, and others took to the Cloquet Forestry Center woods to find out. The tour included visits to red pine, aspen, and mixed aspen-spruce stands with a variety of management histories, from benign neglect […]

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Free climate change webinar series for Spring 2009

This webinar series will run from January – May 2009 and feature monthly presentations geared to help land managers, consulting foresters, and private forest landowners stay informed on the latest science and tech transfer tools related to forest-based adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Each webinar is an hour long, including Q & A, although there will be an optional […]

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