Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!

Trees in bog
Credit: j van cise photos via Flickr.
  • On #worldwetlandsday, Stakeholders Form Alliance to Conserve Wetland Forests of the U.S. South —
    The Wetlands Forest Initiative is a new, collaborative effort that aims to preserve and improve the conditions of the wetland forests of the American South. The initiative will work landowners, communities, conservation organizations and government agencies in order to ensure abundant and healthy wetland forests.
  • How Camping Helps You Sleep Better —
    A new study released in Current Biology shows that spending time in nature may improve sleep by resetting our internal clocks to a natural sleep cycle.
  • Science and the US Supreme Court: The cases to watch in 2017 —
    President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court. Learn more about the science-related cases to look out for this year, including those concerning biological drugs, patents for genes, water pollution limits, endangered species and climate change rules.
  • Researchers investigate decline in South Africa’s forest-birds —
    A new study from Bird Conservation International shows that forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa’s indigenous forests. Forest birds in the Eastern Cape are the most affected group.