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.

The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

10,000 Birds

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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

Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

10,000 Birds

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.

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

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.

Help Queens Birders Save the Forest Park Feeders!

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Please, please, please head over and sign this petition to restore the feeders to Forest Park. Desi and I have spent many an hour enjoying the chickadees at the Forest Park feeders. … Birding bird feeders Forest Park Queens

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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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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.

Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest faces fracking threat

Green (Living) Review

Campaigners have called on the government to block any possible fracking and protect the forest.

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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free

Green (Living) Review

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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Foresters with horns

Green (Living) Review

The use of goats in woodland management by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Goats, as well as cattle, can be and have been and are being successfully used in woodland and forest management to keep bracken and brambles at bay and to also create a more open forest. woodlands forest management forestry pigs woodland management goats

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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.

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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Edible Urban Forests

Green (Living) Review

It is called the edible forest garden and it is modeled on the forest ecosystem. But forest gardens? Not so much, but there’s a new trend in urban agriculture these days and it is, as said, called the edible forest garden.

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Hermit Thrush in Forest Park

10,000 Birds

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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Beacon Food Forest offers foraging, free garden produce during harvest

Green (Living) Review

The Beacon Food Forest is a labor of love. The Beacon Food Forest is a community-driven project to grow an edible urban forest garden on public land. Beacon Food Forest foraging green living

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Counting Birds in the Cloud Forests of Coronado, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

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. .

Forest Park Feeder Birds

10,000 Birds

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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Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

10,000 Birds

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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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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Scarlet and Indigo at the Forest Park Waterhole

10,000 Birds

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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Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

That’s why we need fresh fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, too. A fair amount of people in the green movement believe that cutting trees is bad for the environment and that woodlands and forests do not need management. forest management forestry sustainable forestry

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"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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Feist Forest Sustainable Work Tables

Green Furniture Home Design

According the the team at Feist Forest, the tables and the colors they’ve chosen “reflect the wooden Ash stem and black buds seen in winter.”. Check out Feist Forest here.

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Two Hours at the Forest Park Waterhole

10,000 Birds

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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Keeping winter tidy with Forest

Green (Living) Review

One company that offers a host of winning storage ideas is Forest, the UK’s favourite manufacturer of garden timber products. From log stores to garden chests and small sheds, Forest’s garden storage range has it all. Created to keep your garden tidy throughout the winter and all year round, all of Forest’s products will add an eye catching and practical element to your garden. Forest’s Garden Chest features a removable front panel for easy access. Source: Forest.

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Vertical Forests, A Practical Design For Humanizing Cities Again

Green Prophet

What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. Boeri’s office, Stefano Boeri Architetti, has already planted 27 vertical forests in cities around the world. What’s wonderful about vertical forests?

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Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass

Green (Living) Review

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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Pine Warbler in Forest Park, Queens, New York

10,000 Birds

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.

Birders: Report Forest Pests During the Christmas Bird Count

Nature Conservancy - Science

Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive forest pest. Participants in the Christmas Bird Count should report any suspicious damage or signs of forest pests as soon as they have finished providing their bird count compiler with their bird data.

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Wood-Warblers at the Forest Park Waterhole

10,000 Birds

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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