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    tortoise How the Urban Forest Strike Teams Began The Urban Forest Strike Teams UFSTs are a means for city foresters state foresters commercial arborists and others to quickly come to the aid of a region whose urban forest has been impacted by a natural disaster A Look at Life in the Wildland Urban Interface There is a growing population that seeks refuge in and near forests and other natural areas Not for hiking biking and picnicking but rather to live in primary residences and second homes The beauty of the landscape is a great impetus for deciding where to locate This inspiring beauty however masks a wide range of potential threats of which many homeowners are unaware Forest Service Releases Interactive Tribal Connections Map A new online interactive mapping tool shows how lands managed by the agency connect or overlap with current tribal trust lands and lands tribes exchanged with the federal government prior to 1900 This reference tool will help Forest Service employees and the public better understand historical treaties and the role they play in making current land management decisions USDA Deputy Under Secretary promotes environmental justice goals Today environmental justice at USDA refers to meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing disparate environmental burdens removing barriers to participation in decision making and increasing access to environmental benefits that help make all communities safe vibrant and healthy places to live and work U S Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U S Drought Monitor Study Concludes Coyotes Help Manage Deer Population in Southeast U S Coyotes have become a force in the southeastern U S that can no longer be ignored in deer management The Biology of Fall Leaves It s all about Chemistry Forests become a veritable garden in the fall presenting a riot of color in national forests as well as on the streets where we live But what exactly is going on in those leaves How and why do leaves change color and why is there so much variety It boils down to chemistry Celebrate the Mysterious World of Caves a Home for Bats during International Bat Week What images enter your mind when you think of caves or bats Many people s initial thoughts center around small spaces dark places and the misleading myths surrounding the world s only flying mammal Both caves and bats are part of a fascinating story found in your national forests and grasslands Longleaf Pine at a 50 Year High in South Carolina Efforts to restore longleaf pine forests in South Carolina are proving quite successful according to data published by U S Forest Service Southern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis FIA unit InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information View wildfire updates on InciWeb the interagency all risk incident information management system State of the Climate View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center Genetics to Support Healthier Pine Forests in the South

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