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« Reply #100 on: November 19, 2016, 02:40:59 PM »
Forest helps restore Michiganís largest state park

Ottawa National Forestís J.W. Toumey Nursery recently began working with Porcupine Mountains/ Lake Gogebic State Parks on collaborative reforestation efforts in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michiganís largest state park. Seeds collected from the Porcupine Mountains are being shipped to J.W. Toumey Nursery for cleaning and growing in their bare root fields and greenhouses as container stock. So far, maple seeds and oak acorns have been collected and will be prepared for planting. Other species to be grown out during this partnership include balsam fir, northern white cedar, red pine and serviceberry. The nursery will grow roughly 255,000 seedlings over the next five years. A portion of these seedlings will be shipped to the Porcupine Mountains each spring starting in 2018.

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« Reply #101 on: December 24, 2016, 11:29:40 AM »
I am very encouraged to see increased harvesting on some of the Northern California forests especially the Lassen and Shasta NFs.  There are logging trucks going in all directions. It is like the old days.
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« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2016, 05:07:51 PM »
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« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2017, 01:39:55 PM »
Forest Service to Attempt to Improve Forest Conditions Through Prescribed Fire

 (Ely, MN - April 14) - U.S. Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in the Superior National Forest over the next few weeks to improve habitat for native wildlife and plants, to prepare sites for planting, and to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.

http://www.elyecho.com/articles/2017/04/14/forest-service-attempt-improve-forest-conditions-through-prescribed-fire
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« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »
Watched Georgia Public Broadcasting program on Longleaf Pine and It's Eco-System.  It's covered gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, pitcher plants, cockeyed woodpeckers as well as the Longleaf Pine.  Impressive that they have a healthy cockeyed woodpecker population on Fort Benning and that how they capture some of those and transplant them to other National Forests.  Also, the indigo snake program.  I recommend it as a program you should enjoy.  The system depends on lightning fires to rejuvenate things.
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Re: National Forests
« Reply #105 on: May 05, 2017, 11:17:42 AM »
Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burns for Upper Peninsula  (Gladstone, MI - May 1) -

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to conduct 10 controlled burns on nearly 1,200 acres in the Upper Peninsula's Hiawatha National Forest over the next few months, depending on the weather, to benefit the ecosystem and reduce the wildfire danger.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/05/01/forest-service-plans-prescribed-burns-for-upper-peninsula/

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« Reply #106 on: May 07, 2017, 09:10:10 PM »
Keyboardist of the Rolling Stones named Honorary Forest Ranger
 
Chuck Leavell, keyboardist with the Rolling Stones, was named this yearís Honorary Forest Ranger at a ceremony in Atlanta.  He is active in forestry, owning an award-winning tree farm in Georgia.  He is very active in conservation issues and has written two books on forestry. ďThis means every bit as much to me as that Grammy did a couple of weeks ago,Ē said Leavell.  The ceremony was held at the Southern Regionís regional leadership team meeting on February 27.

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« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2017, 06:22:16 PM »
U.S. Forest Service Works to Restore American Elm on Chippewa National Forest

        (Cass Lake, MN - June 13) - U.S. Forest Service scientists from the Northern Research Station visited the Chippewa National Forest this week to inoculate more than 1,200 research American elm trees with Dutch elm disease to see if their inbred resistance prevents them from succumbing to the effects of the pathogen.

http://www.walkermn.com/outdoors/u-s-forest-service-works-to-restore-american-elm-on/article_0ce0973a-5035-11e7-9f9a-2318e25e6dbf.html
       
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« Reply #108 on: August 20, 2021, 01:43:09 PM »
A Brief History of Minnesota's Superior National Forest
 MinnPost, Aug. 16, 2021
 The topography of the Superior National Forest was carved about 30,000 years ago during the Wisconsinan Glacial Period by the Laurentide Ice Sheet. After thousands of years of glacial expansion and retraction, the ice sheet retreated northward, leaving behind lowland areas that flooded and became many of the lakes in the North Woods.
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« Reply #109 on: September 03, 2021, 02:05:55 PM »
WILDFIRE
 
Every National Forest in California Is Closing Because of Wildfire Risk
 NPR, Aug. 31, 2021
 The U.S. Forest Service is closing every national forest in California, citing the extraordinary risk of wildfires and forecasts that show the threat will only remain high or even get worse. The closures started Tuesday night and run through Sept. 17. More than 6,800 wildfires have already burned 1.7 million acres of national forest land across California, the Forest Service said, posing a dire threat to people, wildlife and property. The closures could help in at least two ways: by reducing the number of people in harm's way and by removing a potential source of ignition for new wildfires.
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« Reply #110 on: September 15, 2021, 12:32:20 PM »
Maybe in the East, prescribed burning can be used without thinning first. 
In the West, we have overstocked conditions nearly everywhere and thinning is required first.  Controlled are best with snow on the ground.  The National Park Service and some other agencies are famous for attempting prescribed burns in the fall with devastating results. 
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« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2021, 04:02:21 PM »
Maybe in the East, prescribed burning can be used without thinning first.
In the West, we have overstocked conditions nearly everywhere and thinning is required first.  Controlled are best with snow on the ground.  The National Park Service and some other agencies are famous for attempting prescribed burns in the fall with devastating results.
The only prescribed burns I know of in the east are in the southern pine forests, not hardwood forests above those. Much different- "many things" in those pines down there where they burn in rotations. 
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« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2021, 05:53:21 PM »
A lot of prescribed burning is done here in northern lower Michigan on the Huron-Manistee NF's and State forest lands to regenerate jack pine for Kirtland Warbler habitat and fuels reduction.
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« Reply #113 on: September 23, 2021, 03:08:21 PM »
Burning the southern hardwoods is a no-no unless you want to introduce heart rot from fire damage.  The pines are fire adapted, not the hardwoods.  
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