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Managing forests for tribal priorities

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Across the U.S., there are 574 federally recognized Native American nations. Each one has a unique culture, language and land management approach. Most have cherished relationships with plants and other living things. Such relationships are vital to the culture, health and economies of many Native Americans. Young sochan that was planted at the Snowbird Youth Center…
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Research Can Help the Economy and Inform Policy

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When most people think of forests, science isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but, perhaps, it should. That’s because the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development program oversees projects across many science disciplines including forestry, genetics, wildlife, forest products and wildfire. And the agency has been using this science to deliver returns on investments for…
dna, edna, endangered species act, Forest Inventory and Analysis, forestry, forests, FS, research, research and development, Sage-grouse, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Forest Service Every Kid in a Park Program Offers Field Trip Idea, Educational Resources – and a Free Holiday Tree Permit

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For the second year, the U.S. Forest Service is part of the administration’s Every Kid in a Park program, an initiative to provide American fourth graders with a free pass to more than 2,000 federal land and water sites for them, their siblings and up to three adults. The pass includes access to 153 national forests, 20 grasslands and one tall grass prairie managed for the public…
education, Every Kid in a Park, field trips, forestry, forests, FS, grasslands, natural resources, outdoors, president obama, teachers, youth groups

Looking to the Future and Learning from the Past in our National Forests

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Forests are changing in ways they’ve never experienced before because today’s growing conditions are different from anything in the past. The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, exotic diseases and pests are present, and landscapes are fragmented by human activity often occurring at the same time and place. The current drought in California serves as a reminder and example…
forestry, forests, FS, research and development, restoration

#ForestInFocus – Instagram and Yonder photo challenge

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Here’s your chance to help us focus in on your favorite natural wonders. We are asking you to send us those amazing photos that you have taken in America’s backyard, your national forests and grasslands.  These are the things that make outdoor adventures memorable, and the Forest Service wants to share in those memories. Share your adventures with us using the hashtag #…
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New and Improved Tools Help Adapt Forests to Changing Conditions

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Changes in climate and extreme weather are already increasing challenges for forest ecosystems across the world. Many impacts are expected to remain into the future.  This means forest managers, conservationists and woodland owners continually need to address climate change to ensure forests can provide a broad array of benefits and services. The USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub and the U.…
climate change, climate hub, forestry, forests, FS, northern research station