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Changing Roles Webinar Series Session 4: Climate Change, October 15, 12 - 1 PM EST
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

This session will be presented by Dr. Steve McNulty, Team Leader, Ecologist, Eastern Forest Environmental Threats Assessment Center. USDA Forest Service.

This webinar session will:
• provide an introduction to climate change
• discuss interactions between climate change and other environmental stresses on US   forest health including increasing climate variability, bringing more intense precipitation events, doughts, and heat waves. These changes will then affect soil erosion, sedimentation, and wildfire.
• discuss potential changes in insect and disease outbreak.
• discuss long-term climate change leading to changes in ecosystem composition
fisheries, and wildlife habitat, forest and range land productivity, and stream
flow.
 

Learn more at http://www.urbanforestrysouth.org/products/changing-roles/changing-roles-webinar-series-2010


InterfaceSouth Update Vol 8(8): Fire in the Interface
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

In our latest InterfaceSouth Update we focus on recent research, news, literature, websites, and events related to fire in the interface.

Learn more at http://www.urbanforestrysouth.org/products/interfacesouth-updates/fire-in-the-interface/index_html


Leaves of Change Issue 7: Outdoor Recreation in the South
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

This issue of Leaves of Change focuses on outdoor recreation in the South, specifically focusing on the economic benefits that recreational trails can bring to communities. Michael Bowker (SRS research social scientist) has been studying the role of trail tourism in sparking economic life into rural areas in the South. In the case of the Virginia Creeper Trail, a railroad line built to haul harvested timber has been converted into a widely popular biking trail that has helped to revitalize communities who have suffered from economic shifts in the region.

Learn more at http://www.urbanforestrysouth.org/products/leaves/outdoor-recreation-in-the-south/index_html


When Nature Is at Your Doorstep
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Take a journey to three southern interface communities and explore their challenges and successes as they respond to issues that arise in rapidly changing landscapes. This video, When Nature is at Your Doorstep, was produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with InterfaceSouth, the University of Florida, and the Southern Group of State Foresters and is part of the Changing Roles Professional Development Program.

Learn more at http://www.youtube.com/interfacesouth#p/u/21/O5VM23reFLc


Flammability Research on Southern Shrubs
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Researchers at the U.S. Forest Service, University of Florida, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a shrub flammability study of 34 southern shrub species using three different flammability categories to indicate how easily and intensely each shrub will burn: high, moderate, and low. The 34 shrubs shown here were selected for testing based on responses to a survey from fire professionals across the southern United States. View videos of this research in our new video section.

Learn more at /products/videos/shrubs-flammability-videos


Flammability Research on Mulches
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Researchers from the US Forest Service - Southern Research Station (SRS-4952), the University of Florida and the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a flammability study of four mulches commonly used around homes: pine straw, shredded cypress, small pine bark and large pine bark. View videos of this research here.

Learn more at /products/videos/mulch-flammability-videos


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