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The Five Biggest Threats to U.S. Southern Forests… And How To Combat Them

The Southern Group of State Foresters posted an interesting perspective on our forests, including the challenges they face from urbanization, climate changes, and market drivers. They also provide solutions to counter the challenges they are facing. While I find their commentary to push wood products and commercial forestry a bit…
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Webinar series: Timber Hurricane Preparation & Recovery Webinar Series – April 15, June 3, August 26

With the devastation to many Southeastern forests and woodlots from recent hurricanes, growers need to know how to prepare for the next storm. The UF/IFAS Extension is providing a series of three webinars on building a resilient system, preparing for the storm, and recovering from the storm that can help…
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USDA, partners unveil new fire mapping tool

A new fire-mapping online tool is now available for the Southeast. It enables resource managers to improve their regional or local approaches to managing wildfire risk and fire management needs through targeted prescribed burns and training. Fire management helps improve forest ecosystem health, increases timber values, reduces the risk of…
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