The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

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Through multi-partnerships, cooperation, federal funding, and the private conservation efforts of one family, 616 acres were officially added to the Cherokee National Forest in September 2018. Featured image – Cherokee National Forest, southern section.).

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Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Forests Restoration TNC ScienceRestoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley.

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Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises

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On my second visit to the Rufous Fantail nest I was scanning the forest and noticed an odd shape in the trees. The post Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises appeared first on 10,000 Birds. It can be challenging birding in new environments, especially when it involves tall trees!

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Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Economics Ecosystem Services Forest Carbon Forests Natural Climate Solutions TNC ScienceIn Maine, carbon offsets markets provide a new revenue stream to keep forestlands as forestlands.

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A Walk in the Woods: Reading New England’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Using clues hidden in the landscape, it’s often possible to figure out what a patch of forest used to look like 100 years ago. From the Field Forests Natural History Our Nature Reads Traveling Naturalist

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Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed.

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Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

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Although most New World Barbets live in the tropical forests of South America (“the bird continent”), us birders in Costa Rica are fortunate to have two species to watch and listen to. The post Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. From the Field Acoustics Asia Pacific Biodiversity Forests Myanmar forests expedition Research Science Impact ProjectBut with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Human Health At Risk As Tropical Forests Disappear

Nature Conservancy - Science

Widespread forest clearing in Indonesia could be putting people’s health at risk, as trees provide powerful cooling services. Climate Change From the Field Asia Pacific Climate Forest Carbon Forests Human Well-Being Research

Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expeditionBut a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

Hermit Thrush in Forest Park

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Forest Park, Queens, New York, April 2008 On Thursday, a day that I didn’t have to be at work until noon, I, of course, got up early and took a stroll through Forest Park. Birds catharus Forest Park Hermit Thrush Queens thrushes

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Forest Park Feeder Birds

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It feels like it has been forever since I did a simple post like this where all I did was go to my favorite local patch, Forest Park, take a few pictures of some of the common feeder birds, and share those pictures with the 10,000 Birds audience. Trips feeder birds Forest Park queens

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Counting Birds in the Cloud Forests of Coronado, Costa Rica

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Cloud forest is a special habitat and not just because the Resplendent Quetzal calls it home. Look down and a millipede wanders over the detritus of the forest floor. Yellow-thighed Finch , one of several common species in the forests of Coronado. .

Can Pine Squirrels Change the Evolution of a Forest?

Nature Conservancy - Science

forests look? Wildlife Birds Forests Mammals Natural History Nature Pop ResearchCould the loud but small pine squirrel have an outsized impact on how Western U.S.

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Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

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At Forest Park on Good Friday I caught up to a Red-breasted Nuthatch and got to watch and digiscope it as it foraged through the understory. We have shrubs, bushes, and small trees while other forests often nearly lack them altogether.

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Scarlet and Indigo at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Nothing makes me happier in the midst of spring migration than spending some quality time at the Forest Park waterhole watching a variety of brightly colored birds come in to bathe and drink. Birds Forest Park Preening Queens

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Two Hours at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Being a birder and living in Queens as I do I can’t help but be drawn to the waterhole at Forest Park during spring migration. During the peak of spring migration the Forest Park waterhole is one of the best places to see a whole pile of birds.

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Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon.

Creating Mini-forests Anywhere!

Green (Living) Review

Now he makes mini forests - everywhere. Whilst at the car company, Shubhendu met Akira Miyawaki who was brought in to grow a forest in the factory to make it carbon neutral. forests green living

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In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar’s Great Teak Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late. From the Field Forests Myanmar forests expedition Photography Sustainability

Wood-Warblers at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Queens, New York, Spring 2010 This blog post has one purpose and one purpose only; to showcase the amazing array of wood-warblers that made their way to the Forest Park waterhole during spring migration in 2010. Birds digiscoping Forest Park migration wood-warblers

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Pine Warbler in Forest Park, Queens, New York

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A couple of Pine Warblers were being incredibly cooperative at Forest Park, the sun was shining, and I had my digiscoping rig with me. … Birds Forest Park Pine Warbler Queens wood-warblers Sometimes you get incredibly lucky and get a wood-warbler that feeds at your feet. Today was one of those days. Numerous times the birds came so close that I could not focus. I actually decoupled my scope from the tripod and lied down on the ground and got some shots that way.

The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Green (Living) Review

Visit Graham and Nancy Bell, permaculture teachers and creators of the oldest permaculture food forest in Britain. Now one of Britain''s first forest gardens is a diverse temperate food forest that mostly takes care of itself. forest gardens green living permaculture

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Tissues And Our Forests

Green Living Tips

Do the tissues you use contribute to the destruction of old growth forests? What we blow our noses into can impact negatively on the environment. articles & guides family personal care

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Invest in future foresters

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Royal Forestry Society has launched an appeal and a program for investment in future foresters to encourage young people into forestry, and help them gain skills. Today 55% of foresters in this country are over 40 and only 11% are under 25.

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Solving (Part of) the Urban Forest Paradox

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Ideas Forests Social Science Urban ConservationPower to the Trees: New research from TNC and NASA shows targeted urban reforestation efforts can provide meaningful public health benefits in terms of reduced mortality and morbidity.

Lords of the Forest

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Although the only pine forests found in New Zealand are recent plantations of Northern Hemisphere Pinus species like the Monterey pine, the country does have native conifers. A kauri, centre, emerging from the canopy of the rest of the forest.

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A January Visit to the Forest Park Feeders

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Forest Park! … Trips feeder birds Forest Park Queens It’s January, it’s very cold, and I don’t have much time to bird. Where do I go? Though the diversity of species in the deep freeze of winter is low it is always a pleasure to visit the feeder array at the waterhole which attracts most of the species that are present in the park, even some that are pretty unexpected. Brown Creepers love visiting when some suet is smeared into the bark.

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Even Forest Superpowers Have Limits

Nature Conservancy - Science

The author (background) in the field investigating forest superpowers. By Peter Ellis, Forest Carbon Scientist. Can Forests Save Us? A new paper out in the Journal Nature this week adds a frightening twist to an enduring mystery around the role of forests and climate change.

Songs from the Forest

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The song referred to is that of the Wood Thrush , one of the natural world’s most beautiful singers, and a familiar sound to anyone who has spent time in the forests of eastern North America in summer.

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Save Our Forests & Public Land!

Green (Living) Review

Hands Off Our Forests The new Infrastructure Bill will allow development on ANY public land or forest, allow anywhere to be fracked and will allow the extermination of barn owls, red kites, wild boar and goshawks. forests green living open spaces parks woodlands

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The Lion Forest of India

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This park protects the largest remaining tract of dry deciduous forest in the west of India, offering visitors 37 species of reptiles, 38 species of mammals and, not to be forgotten – almost 300 bird species. An open Gypsy follows dirt tracks through dry deciduous forest dominated with teak. Gir comprises diverse habitats, from open scrubland to both dry deciduous and tropical thorn forest and evergreen corridors along the rivers.

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Pisgah National Forest

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My fiancé and I now fish and bird together frequently, and over my graduate program’s spring break turned our sights to Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of western North Carolina. Pisgah National Forest stretches across 500,000 acres, and is popular with campers, bicyclists, hikers, anglers, and of course, birders. The Davidson River runs through the forest, and is so clear one can literally see the fish beneath the water’s surface.

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Saving the Forest for the Beers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Forests. Beer relies on healthy, functioning forests. Without those forests, it’s difficult to find clean water. The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Topik, director of the Restoring America’s Forests initiative , knows this connection well. Forest Service lands.

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Forest restoration and thinning operations

Green (Living) Review

Forest restoration initiatives reduce wildfire risk and produces responsible timber by Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFS, RFA, EcoFor Forests that are overcrowded with small diameter trees are more susceptible to devastating wildfires, as smaller trees act as kindling to fuel the blaze and as veritable ladders that allow flames to reach the forest canopy. What is forest thinning? Nobody wants to clear-cut the forests, as that would be rather counterproductive.

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Checking out the Forest Park Feeders

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As I have done all too infrequently of late I spent almost an hour yesterday at Forest Park’s waterhole where intrepid Queens birders feed the birds all winter long. Black-capped Chickadee in the hand We’ll be back at Forest Park as soon as we are able!

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How forests can help to feed the world

Green (Living) Review

A new report shows how forests around the world can help eliminate malnutrition while fighting climate change. Yet a new report from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations shows that forests can play an important role in eliminating hunger and creating more food security.

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Hoemunsan Recreational Forest

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As we first entered Hoemunsan Recreational Forest Mike told us of a bridge that he called Dipper Bridge, as on the two previous occasions that he had been there he had seen a Brown Dipper there.

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Food forests manage themselves

Green (Living) Review

On a suburban Kansas lot at the corner of 55th and Mastin streets, an experiment is underway: A food forest is growing crops, creating economic value and, most notably, doing most of the work on its own.

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Who Owns the Forest?

Conservancy Talk

It is an interim step in a process that will ultimately see the community acquire full management rights for their local forest, a legal designation known in Indonesia as hutan desa. The Forest is Central to Identity. Communities depend on forests.

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Birding the Gilpin Trace, Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago

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When was the last time you birded in the oldest forest preserve in the western hemisphere? If you have never been to the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve on the island paradise that is Tobago, the answer is never. But I think that UNESCO explains things better than I can : The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is on record as the oldest legally protected forest reserve geared specifically towards a conservation purpose.

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Mississippi Kites at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center

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What was surprising, however, was the location – outside the visitor center of Sterling Forest State Park, a location that attracts birders this time of year in great numbers because it is the last downstate breeding stronghold for Golden-winged Warblers.

"A Carbon Offset Market for [Tropical Forests]"

Environmental Economics

Time to update the encyclopedia (don't follow that link unless you can stomach self-promotion): Tropical forests store huge amounts of carbon. Forests’ carbon reserves can be monetized and sold as offsets to greenhouse gas emitters who need them to comply with regulatory emissions limits, or who voluntarily want to reduce their carbon footprint.

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