Volume 25, No. 03 - July 12, 2013

NCASI webcast on climate change and its effects on forests, wildlife, and biodiversity

NCASI will host a webcast on July 24 to assist its member companies that participate in sustainable forestry certification programs and are interested in increasing their awareness of climate change.

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Herbicide runoff study published in Forest Science

A recent issue of Forest Science includes an article by M.A. McBroom and others titled “Runoff of silvicultural herbicides applied using best management practices.” Results indicate that the best management practices applied in the study watersheds were very effective in controlling herbicide runoff and protecting aquatic ecosystems.

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Oregon watershed stewardship conferences

Two recent conferences (Sediment Symposium: Quantifying In-Stream Sediment and Biotic Responses) and (A Watershed Research Cooperative Paired Watershed Conference: Key Findings on the Environmental Impact of Contemporary Forest Practices) at Oregon State University presented valuable information on watershed stewardship.

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Conservation assessment of birds on private lands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior are distributing The State of the Birds 2013 Report on Private Lands. The report shows how private land conservation and conservation incentives positively impact bird habitat, and emphasizes the importance of working lands to bird conservation.

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Environmental aspects of planting Eucalyptus

The International Journal of Forestry Research has published a special issue titled Eucalyptus beyond Its Native Range: Environmental Issues in Exotic Bioenergy Plantations. 

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’s global sustainability standard and certification process represents a global consensus of over 100 organizations including farmers, refiners, regulators and NGOs, and was designed to ensure the sustainability of biomaterials production while streamlining compliance for industry.

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Evapotranspiration symposium

An international symposium titled Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and Beyond will be held April 7-11, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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Leadership transition in NCASI Western Wildlife Program

NCASI is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacob Verschuyl has been promoted to Western Wildlife Program Manager. He succeeds Dr. Larry Irwin, who served as Manager of the Western Wildlife Program from its inception in 1986. 

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NCASI scientist elected to lead Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society

Dr. Darren Sleep, Senior Forest Ecologist with NCASI’s Canadian Operations in Montreal, is the new President-elect of the Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society. 

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