Northern Research Station
June Feature - Great Outdoors Month
As summer approaches, the warmer, sunny days beckon us outdoors and promise good days ahead. In June, our web features go outdoors with a social scientist who knows the importance of considering people when tackling natural resource issues, research that employs futuring methodology to help land managers prepare for increased visitation to Colorado’s Front Range mountains, and a partnership that is working to transform a degraded urban park into a local sanctuary.
Rooted in Research
For 20 years, the Climate Change Tree Atlas has given foresters insight into tree species trends and how possible future climate scenarios may affect eastern tree species' habitat suitability. The Climate Change Tree Atlas recently underwent a major overhaul. Now even more resources are available to land managers looking for detailed data sets and maps on species traits, habitat quality, land cover, and dispersal potential for most tree species in the eastern United States
New Podcast Episode: Any day now, periodical cicadas will emerge across 15 states stretching from Illinois to New York and northern Georgia.
Two scientists take you inside the many mysteries and forgotten elements of these evolutionary enigmas. Listen here >>
2020 Research Highlights
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- Voices of Maple Nation - USDA Forest Service Tribal Relations BlogMarch 25, 2020
- Why the Trees Outside Forests Count - USDA BlogMarch 11, 2020
- After a Blight, the Trees that Survived Need Your Help - USDA BlogFebruary 25, 2020
- Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees - Taylor Quality GuitarsJanuary 13, 2020
- A Walk in the Woods - 17 Years Later - Short Stories About Long Term ResearchNovember 19, 2019
- Trees can do the Dirty Work of Waste Cleanup - USDA BlogAugust 30, 2019
- Podcast: London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees? - Urban Wildlife PodcastJune 25, 2019
- Research Gives Trees an Edge in Landfill Clean-upApril 28, 2021
- Climate Change Atlas Offers a Glimpse into Forest FuturesApril 21, 2021
- New Forest Service Assessment Delivers Research on Invasive SpeciesApril 8, 2021
- Decline in black cherry regeneration may herald wider forest changeMarch 24, 2021
- First Midwest Urban Long-term Ecological Research Site Established in Twin-CitiesMarch 16, 2021
- Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050October 1, 2020
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- Urban Heat Islands - Fewer and fewer trees are growing in cities - German National Public RadioMay 4, 2021
- As northern Michigan warms, scientists bring tree seedlings from the south - Bridge MichiganMay 3, 2021
- As state nurseries shut down, forest owners seeking seedlings are left to ask: ’What do we do now’? - PennLive Patriot NewsApril 12, 2021
- Church creates local oasis from dying urban forest - Washington PostMarch 21, 2021
- ‘A bit of a haven’: Southwest Baltimore church reclaims a dying urban forest and creates a community oasis - Baltimore SunMarch 15, 2021
- Baltimore church converts neglected urban forest into ‘peace park’ - Chesapeake Bay JournalMarch 3, 2021
- Invasive Insects and Diseases Are Killing Our Forests - New York TimesFebruary 6, 2021