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Wetlands


Mongabay -3 days ago

Fires in the Pantanal: ‘We are facing a scenario now that is catastrophic’

A canopy of thick smoke blanketed a vast patch of Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, stretching as far as the eye could see. Underneath, flames were engulfing the yellowed grasslands of the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, parched by weeks of drought. Fed by gusty winds, the fire had already been burning for days and showed no signs […]...

Mongabay -5 days ago

In Bogotá, communities weave an unlikely wetland success story

BOGOTA — The first time biologist Luis Jorge Vargas visited the Conejera wetlands in 1993 it was as an undergraduate doing research. He said he and his fellow classmates remained “a little bit removed” when they first saw armed guards escorting dump trucks discarding waste into the site. But when he saw the guards beating […]...

NYT -2 weeks ago

Stir-Crazy New Yorkers Discovered an Idyllic Spot. Will They Trample It?

During the pandemic, people are venturing deeper into the city’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, just as budget cuts threaten the spaces’ upkeep....

USFS -3 weeks ago

Sacramento-San Joaquin System [Chapter 8]

The Great Central Valley of California occupies 22,500 square miles (58,000 square kilometers) in the interior of northern and central California. At the time of the Gold Rush in 1849, nearly 1 million acres (1,600 square miles, 4,000 square kilometers) of riparian vegetation covered the Central Valley floor along with approximately an equal area of wetlands. The riparian area flourished in the la...

USFS -3 weeks ago

It’s not all bad news - riparian areas in the Anthropocene [Chapter 6]

An abundance of information, some of which is included in other chapters in these volumes, documents and laments the historic loss of or changes to riparian ecosystems. Historic impacts to most riparian organisms, ranging in size from cottonwood trees to microbes, are fairly well documented. Causes of these changes are also well documented or speculated upon based on the best available information...

INBAR -4 weeks ago

Webinar | Bamboo for conservation of endangered species | 14 July 2020

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboos are widely distributed across Asia, the Americas and Africa, covering an area of over 30 million hectares. They are an integral part of forest ecosystems. A number of the ...

INBAR -4 weeks ago

Webinar | Bamboo for Conservation of Endangered Species | 14 July 2020

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboos are widely distributed across Asia, the Americas and Africa, covering an area of over 30 million hectares. They are an integral part of forest ecosystems. A number of the ...

EFETAC -1 month ago

Hardwood-cypress Swamps, Unlikely Fire Hazards

In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires, thus depleting carbon storage in these forests. Hardwood-cypress swamps and pine flatwoods are [&#...

EFETAC -1 month ago

Hardwood-Cypress Swamps, Unlikely Fire Hazards

In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires, thus depleting carbon storage in these forests. Hardwood-cypress swamps and pine flatwoods are [&#...

timberbiz -1 month ago

OneFortyOne NZ is in recovery and looking forward to future proofing

COVID-19 has caused upheaval in many ways for many people. The forestry industry has been no exception. However, the industry is recovering and is well positioned to support regional and national economic resilience in the months and years ahead. Source: Timberbiz OneFortyOne New Zealand (based in Nelson Tasman and Marlborough) is keeping a balanced approach to COVID-19 recovery says Executive Gen...

timberbiz -1 month ago

HVP’s revegetation plan for Green Triangle

Almost 70 hectares of land is being revegetated near one of the Green Triangle’s most popular tourist attractions to support the movement and protection of native wildlife. As part of a decade long restoration plan, forest owners HVP Plantations in consultation with the Nature Glenelg Trust are revegetating two sites bordering its Rennick pine estate, the Palpara campsite and Honeysuckle-Airstri...

USFS -1 month ago

Effects of climate change on forested wetland soils

Wetlands are characterized by water at or near the soil surface for all or significant part of the year, are a source for food, fiber and water to society, and because of their position in landscapes and ecological structure help to moderate floods. They are also unique ecosystems with long-persistent flora and fauna. Because water is a driving factor for existence as a wetland, these systems are ...

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