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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

timberbiz -2 days ago

HP putting its ‘money where its mouth is’

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030. Source: Timberbiz The pledge reaffirms HP’s ongoing commitment to restoring, prot...

USFS -3 days ago

A reference genome assembly and adaptive trait analysis of Castanea mollissima ‘Vanuxem,’ a source of resistance to chestnut blight in restoration breeding

Forest tree species are increasingly subject to severe mortalities from exotic pests, pathogens, and invasive organisms, accelerated by climate change. Such forest health issues are threatening multiple species and ecosystem sustainability globally. One of the most extreme examples of forest ecosystem disruption is the extirpation of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) caused by the introduct...

PARTNERS RCN -7 days ago

Farmer-managed natural regeneration as a land-restoration strategy. Under what conditions does it work?

Pictured above: Farmer removing side stems from Guiera senegalensis to enhance its growth (photo by P. Savadogo/ ICRAF). The upcoming UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to accelerate efforts towards achieving the ambitious 2030 restoration targets, for example under the Bonn Challenge and AFR100. One of the more promising restoration methods is farmer-managed natural regeneration […]...

USFS -7 days ago

Sagehen Campground, Boise National Forest, September Update

The culmination of 2020 Field season; showcasing the timber harvest and restoration of the Sagehen area including roadside hazard and removal of hazard trees in campgrounds for public health and safety....

iForest -1 week ago

Research Articles: Spatial modeling of the ecological niche of Pinus greggii Engelm. (Pinaceae): a species conservation proposal in Mexico under climatic change scenarios

Martínez-Sifuentes AR, Villanueva-Díaz J, Manzanilla-Quiñones U, Becerra-López JL, Hernández-Herrera JA, Estrada-Ávalos J, Velázquez-Pérez AHSPATIAL MODELING OF THE ECOLOGICAL NICHE OF PINUS GREGGII ENGELM. (PINACEAE): A SPECIES CONSERVATION PROPOSAL IN MEXICO UNDER CLIMATIC CHANGE SCENARIOSAbstract: Pinus greggii is a species of socio-economic importance in terms of wood production and en...

USFS -1 week ago

Site preparation for longleaf pine restoration on hydric sites: tree- and stand-level responses 15 years after planting

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) restoration is an important land management goal throughout the Southeast. On hydric sites within the Atlantic Coastal Plain, restoration may involve site preparation prior to planting in order to overcome challenges to seedling establishment, such as abundant competition and poor soil drainage (Brockway and others 2006). An earlier study of longleaf pine plan...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Forestry ambassadors to work with farmers in NZ

More landowners will get access to expert advice on planting native trees with the expansion of a Restoration Ambassadors program led by the University of Canterbury (UC). Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) has provided NZ$400,000 from the One Billion Trees Fund to further support UC’s Te Kura Ngahere School of Forestry to run the program. Source: Timberbiz The new funding will see two resto...

IISD -1 week ago

Fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook Focuses on Eight Transition Areas

The GBO-5 summary for policy makers suggests pursuing a "portfolio of actions" related to: enhanced conservation and restoration of ecosystems; climate change mitigation; action on pollution, invasive alien species, and overexploitation; more sustainable production of goods and services; and reduced consumption and waste. The report highlights ten areas in which progress can be viewed, including i...

USFS -1 week ago

Genetic Differentiation and Phenotypic Plasticity of Forest Herbaceous Species in Iowa, Central United States

The forest herbaceous layer provides important ecosystem services in the central United States. However, human impacts have caused declines of many of these species. Restoration of this layer is uncommon in temperate forests, so best practices are not yet established. There has been widespread concern about negative outcomes (for example, failure due to genetic swamping or outbreeding depression) ...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Understanding the key characteristics and challenges of pine barrens restoration: Insights from a Delphi survey of forest land managers and researchers

Pine barrens are open-canopy ecological communities once prevalent on sandy soils across the northern Great Lakes Region of the U.S. and Canada, though fire suppression and plantation forestry have now reduced them to a few isolated areas. Efforts to restore pine barrens are underway on some public lands, but lack of knowledge on the social and ecological issues and challenges that affect these pr...

USFS -2 weeks ago

"It’s all up from here": Forest openings and seedling growth in western white pine restoration

For centuries, western white pine (Pinus monticola) dominated moist forests of the northern Rocky Mountains. The fast-growing species, which can reach heights of 150 feet, was once an economic driver in the region. However, not much of the former forest remains. A combination of blister rust, beetles, and logging severely reduced the range of white pine during the 20th century. Managers have tradi...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Selecting native plants for restoration using rapid screening for adaptive traits: Methods and outcomes in a Great Basin case study

Partnerships between researchers and restoration practitioners can improve restoration outcomes, which is especially important for restoration in challenging settings. Here, we describe one such partnership in the Great Basin, United States, which used trait‐based methods and practitioner knowledge to identify the most promising seed sources for restoration. Managers in this region can either us...

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