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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service Announce Results of 2011 Aerial Forest Health Survey

The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service today released the results of the annual aerial insect and disease survey in Colorado, which indicate that the most significant forest health concern continues to be the spread of the mountain pine beetle.

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Read the Survey


U.S. Forest Service plans to boost timber production, forest health work

"Collaboration is most effective in getting forests managed in a proper way," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said during a conference call on Thursday. "We want to move beyond the conflicts in the past that slowed progress down. We're going to look to encourage environmentalists, folks in the forest industry, people who live in forest communities and other stakeholders to work for healthy forests."

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Obama administration releases new national forest management rules

A proposed planning rule for managing national forests puts new emphasis on watershed health and recreation, but also strives to keep loggers in the woods, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

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New Forest Planning Rule


South Dakota Mountain Pine Beetle project donations on the rise

Lawrence County, South Dakota commissioners think ahead in battling the pine beetle epidemic and joining with the US Forest Service to mitigate the destruction.

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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2012 will receive the Colorado Tree Farmer's forest management manual, "Saving Your Forest". Currently certified Tree Farmers can get a manual by bringing a neighbor or friend to one of our tours.