Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Esri and USDA Forest Service Introduce Interactive Trove of Maps — Businesswire.com
In a display of successful private-public partnership, Esri and the USDA Forest Service have made available the Engagement Portfolio, which allows a broad spectrum of people to access a gallery of maps and applications of forestry date.
- Drought alters recovery of Rocky Mountain forests after fire — Science Daily
According to a recent study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, due to increasing drought, forests in the Rocky Mountain region are seeing negative effects during slowed recovery following wildfires.
- Could fungi help pine forests withstand climate change? — Phys.org
Investigators from the University of Alberta have been studying the lodgepole pine and are utilizing on a three-year grant to research the impact fungi may have on the lodgepole pine’s ability to fight the negative effects of climate change.
- On International Day of Forests, a reminder that the U.S. needs to protect its own — Fusion.net
In honor of International Day of Forests, observed on March 21, Fusion.net took a deep dive into the case for increasing protection of American forests and their benefits and importance for combating climate change.