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“What California Can Learn From How the South Manages Wildfires”

CityLab from The Atlantic magazine had an interesting story this week about how the South manages wildfires and how California could benefit from our experience.  The basic difference is that the South uses controlled burns to undergrowth using low-intensity flames along carefully planned control lines.  In the West, historically all fire…
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Forest Health Workshop, Talbot County GA on June 30

Need information about bugs, fungi, weeds and other staff that might be getting between you and a healthy forest? Register now for a Forest Health & Invasive Species Workshop to take place June 30, 2016 in Talbot County, Georgia. Attached is a flyer with information. To register please e-mail solomob@fvsu.edu.
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Southern wildfire resource

A new website which collects information on wildfire in the Southeast is now available at http://southernwildfire.net/.  This website collects information on wildfire research geared towards Southeastern wildfires as well as shares success stories on dealing with forest fires.  It includes information on SouthWRAP, the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment online mapping tool, an…
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Climate Learning Network: Webinar on agriculture and adaptation to changing climate on Thursday June 2

The next CLN webinar “A changing climate for agriculture: tools for kick starting adaptation” will be delivered on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT. Dr. John Abatzoglou Associate Professor of Geography, University of Idaho and member of the REAACH CAP team. Dr. Abatzoglou will present their work on downscale climate data…
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The forest and the trees

Columbia Metropolitan magazine posted a story recently on the importance of the timber industry to South Carolina.  Did you know that timber is SC’s top crop?  Forest product industries now have an estimated economic impact of more than $18 billion in the state, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission,…
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USDA: How Food and Forestry Are Adapting to a Changing Climate

The USDA has a new detailed posting on Medium.com describing how their work in agriculture and forestry are helping producers to deal with changes in climate and other long-term risks over time.  You can read their review article at https://medium.com/usda-results/how-food-and-forestry-are-adapting-to-a-changing-climate-2f5b84bff9c0#.dcpt7pnr9.  The USDA has supported this blog since it started through grants…
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