On a colorful fall weekend this October, twenty-one women landowners headed out to Camp Susque in Trout Run, PA for the inaugural Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat.
An important component to winter tree identification is the shape or silhouette of the tree. The juxtaposition of the dark tree against winter snow or sky provides new "views" to learn your trees.
Click the link to see. These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown. Any guesses?
Everyone in the natural resources business may have heard of 'agroforestry' but few actually take it seriously as a land use system. That may be changing.
An evaluation of Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPS) showed Pennsylvania near the bottom of the pack, relatively.
With the holidays approaching, it's a great time to share your story of the woods with those you hope will care for it after you.
An Oregon State study indicates that forest biomass harvest and use for bioenergy will release more carbon dioxide than forests currently release.
Forests have become central to the global warming/climate change debate
Messy woods are good for wildlife - creating snags, cavities, brushpiles, and other structural elements that protect and provide cover and resources for a diversity of wildlife.
Europe, a leading proponent of biomass through massive mandates has reported that they over estimated the greenhouse gas emission reductions from biofuels.
What will it take to restore 50 million hectares (580,000 square miles) of deforested and degraded forests? The latest effort is the Bonn Challenge.
Sustainability is desired level of success when we look at how we’re doing in relationship to the natural world. A new report on the sustainability of our nation’s forests can now give us some ideas of how well we’re caring for our forestlands.
Local municipal township impacts from gas development, especially fiscal ones, are a big issue these days as the state contemplates an impact fee/severance tax. We recently completed a study trying to identify these fiscal impacts.
Can someone tell me how this is real?
An optimistic report by MIT
Is been a while since I discussed global warming. The issue has died a little given other issues like wars and the economy.
From the article: "But the number of e-mails, the seniority of the people writing them, the variety of positions they hold and the language they use — including comparisons to Ponzi schemes and attempts to “con” Wall Street — suggest that questions about the shale gas industry exist in many corners."
A training this fall will serve as the foundation for creating a network of women landowners reaching out to and supporting other women who own forests.
As I mentioned in a previous blog the new USDA Agroforestry Strategic Framework was unveiled. This is a link to the press release and to the document itself. I see new light in the future of agroforestry. Lets hope this momentum continues.
Great story about agroforestry as a solution to deforestation.