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News - April 2021

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:02am
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 5:04pm
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 12:54pm
Case studies show how policy, process—and politics—can influence public lands’ future   Every well-managed forest needs a plan. If the forest is yours, crafting that plan and the goals it outlines might be simple. But when the forest is owned by everyone—for example, the more than 150 national forests across the country—creating a plan that satisfies the needs of all the stakeholders can be a bit more complicated. There are federal guidelines…
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 1:42pm
Evidence of diseases sheds new light on fledgling mortality   Across South Florida, wildlife find ways to thrive in some of the unlikeliest of places. Take, for example, the islands of trees in the middle of man-made lakes, often found as part of golf course communities. These small spaces can house a variety of water birds, including the American white ibis. Their nests usually sit on palm trees, but can also hover over the water and, during…
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 1:09pm
Arnett C. Mace Jr., who served as the University of Georgia’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and was previously dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, died Monday at the age of 83. Mace served as provost from 2003 to 2010 and spearheaded several initiatives that promoted excellence in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Task Force for General Education and Student Learning…
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 4:26pm
Mike Hunter just wants to be outside. As a forester registered in the state of Georgia, his love for the outdoors led him down a path to become the lands and facilities director at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “That’s the reason I went into the forestry and natural resource field,” Hunter said. Hunter graduated from Warnell in 1987 and began working in his hometown of Washington, Georgia. But just a few years later, in…
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 2:16pm
High in the mountains of Colombia, a species of bear known for its black coat and cream-colored “spectacles” around its eyes builds nests in trees and forages for food. Known as Andean bears, these animals prefer to be alone. But, as agriculture and ranching expand and encroach on their mountaintop habitat, so does their interactions with humans. This may result in the loss of crops or cattle—and, sometimes, the loss of a bear, as ranchers…
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 4:55pm
Opportunity to take part in international project offered new perspectives on research   The cloud forests of Mexico hold many secrets. Occasional visitors to these lush forests—unique ecosystems located in high elevations—are welcomed by sprawling tree canopies, the tunes of dozens of exotic birds and dense, vibrant bromeliads on the forest floor teeming with life. It’s a place where tropical plants and animals mingle with cool temperatures,…
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 5:12pm
On the one hand, logging companies are facing a crisis: There are about 40% fewer logging businesses today than there were 30 years ago, with many more owners slated to retire in the next decade. But on the other hand, the industry is primed for new growth, stemming from a new generation of loggers capitalizing on efficiencies and opportunities in the market. How these factors play out—and how new companies can launch in the coming decades—is…
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 3:28pm

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