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Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

Learn about The Nature Conservancy's work to save North America's smallest turtle.

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Prescribed Fire Effects on Water Quality in the Southern Appalachians April 22nd, 12:00-1:00 EST

Kipling Klimas (Utah State University) will discuss his work assessing the impact of prescribed fire on high value forested watersheds in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

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National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter April 16 2021

National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter April 16 2021

Smokey awardees named, NASF rallies support for new bill & Forest Stewardship Program...

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Conservation Corridor April 2021 Newsletter

Conservation Corridor April 2021 Newsletter

Identifying priority areas for binational connectivity of large carnivores.

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Paul Hessburg: Why Wildfires Have Gotten Worse-and What We Can Do About It

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

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USDA Invests $28 Million in New Projects to Help Restore Lost Wetland Functions, Benefits on Agricultural Landscapes

USDA Invests $28 Million in New Projects to Help Restore Lost Wetland Functions, Benefits on Agricultural Landscapes

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $28 million in six new Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) projects and four ongoing ones, which enable conservation partners and producers to work together to return critical wetland functions to agricultural landscapes. Partners will contribute $2.82 million, bringing the total investments to $30.82 million.

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New Frameworks Guide Conservation Action

New Frameworks Guide Conservation Action

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is unveiling new action-based frameworks to increase conservation work to address threats facing America’s working rangelands. These frameworks are designed to benefit both agriculture and wildlife in sagebrush and grassland landscapes of the western United States.

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Tennessee River Basin Network Annual Meeting Aug 10 & 11 2021

You are a vital part of our Network! Come join us virtually to continue our collective work towards a Tennessee River Basin where aquatic and human life thrive!

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National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter April 2, 2021

National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter April 2, 2021

'Gold' drops from pines + more forest market news from your state!

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National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter March 26 2021

National Association of State Foresters Weekly Newsletter March 26 2021

2021 Smokey PSAs released, MS and WV announce new Forest Action Plans...

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Tip for Raising EQIP Payment Rate for Prescribed Burns

Potential approaches to raising payment rates for prescribed burns.

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USDA Seeks Innovative Partner-led Projects Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

USDA Seeks Innovative Partner-led Projects Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions at the local, regional and landscape scales. In making selections. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will prioritize projects related to climate smart agriculture and forestry.

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Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

The last few fire seasons have clearly demonstrated that fires are coming more frequently and at sizes that challenge our ability to fight and/or control them. While grazing has been considered and even sometimes used as a fire prevention tool, the actual success and impact have not been clearly documented. This research is another step in learning how to successfully use grazing to reduce fire danger. We’ll be sharing more on this topic in future issues. January 11, 2021

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Tree map: Program catalogs every grove in the U.S. forest

Tree map: Program catalogs every grove in the U.S. forest

Karin Riley, a fire researcher at the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, helped develop Tree Map, a computer program that catalogs data for wooded areas across the Continental United States. The program allows researchers and fire crews to study and react to fire patterns for better mitigation and suppression.

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News from the South Atlantic Blueprint January 2021 Newsletter

News from the South Atlantic Blueprint January 2021 Newsletter

In this Issue: The South Atlantic Blueprint in 2020: Last year in review.

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Webinar: Native Warm-Season Grass Forages and Grazing Management for Bobwhites

Webinar: Native Warm-Season Grass Forages and Grazing Management for Bobwhites

Join us for a two-day webinar discussing native warm-season grass forages in the eastern U.S. and integrating grazing management for Northern Bobwhites.

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USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Cattle, Row Crop Producers

USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Cattle, Row Crop Producers

USDA announced today more than $12 billion for the Pandemic Assistance for Producers, which will help farmers and ranchers who previously did not qualify for COVID-19 aid and expand assistance to farmers who have already received help. Farmers who previously submitted CFAP applications will not have to apply again. Sign-up for the new program begins on April 5.

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Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting, Feb 23rd-24th 2021 Webinar Presentation

Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting, Feb 23rd-24th 2021 Webinar Presentation

Presentations from the 2021 WLFW Northern Bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas Partnership Meeting

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Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to the Southeast FireMap

A free webinar for practitioners and the public to learn about the Southeast FireMap with representatives from USDA-NRCS, Tall Timbers Research Station, the Longleaf Alliance, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.

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