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Forest Digest: January 14, 2018

January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |


Gulf Hagas, Maine Credit: Lee Coursey

Find out what’s happened this past week in the world of forestry!

Forest Society of Maine announces completion of milestone conservation project near Gulf Hagas and Whitecap MountainThe Piscataquis Observer

After four years of collaboration with the land owner, this project secured conservation of thousands of acres, including views from The Appalachian Trail, recreation sites, and habitats of the Eastern brook trout and Atlantic salmon.

After 1,000 Years, Iceland Is Growing Forests Again – Science Trends

After millions of years of changing climates, volcanic activity and the introduction of human settlement, Iceland’s forests dramatically decreased in size. However, things are starting to look up.

P.S. – Read about our contribution to reforesting Iceland through our project with Alcoa Foundation!

How forests could limit earthquake damage to buildings – physicsworld.com

Physicists in France have shown that certain seismic waves, known as Love waves, could be diverted away from the Earth’s surface as they pass through a forest containing trees of a certain height.

Swing Big for Climate-Safe ConservationHuffington Post

Our VP of Conservation Programs, Jad Daley, examines how we can continue advancing conservation progress in an ever-changing climate.

Cataloguing primeval forests – DW

New technology is simplifying the process for taking inventory of biodiversity in ancient woodlands.

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire – Science Alert

For over 40,000 years, Australian ‘firehawk raptors’ have reportedly assisted the spread of wildfire by carrying burning sticks in their beaks. While scientists are still working to figure out exactly why the birds are doing this, researchers do believe it’s done with intention.

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