Use Caution on Forest Roads and Trails

Use Caution on Forest Roads and Trails

Custer, SD; March 25, 2019 – Spring moisture and warmer temperatures have combined to make many Forest roads and trails wet, soft and impassable. Users should use caution when traveling on wet and soft roads as they can become stranded and cause resource damage....
Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave National Park News Release Release Date: February 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Farrell, tom_farrell@nps.gov, 605-745-1130 Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Cave explorers from Colorado recently surveyed...
Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

News Release Media Contact: Cyd Janssen, Forest Public Affairs Officer 308.432.0300 cdjanssen@fs.fed.us Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use Nebraska and South Dakota, March 18, 2019 – Across our entire region, a spectacular avian display will soon be...
The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

by Jennifer Moore Myers, SRS Science Communications • September 27, 2018 Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a...
Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Megafires, Wildland Fires, and Prescribed Burns Fire impacts on U.S. freshwater resources by Patty Matteson, SRS Public Affairs • May 10, 2018 Healthy forests are important for clean and abundant water supplies. A recent USDA Forest Service study examined how wildland...
SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

Bark beetles have ravaged 85,000 square miles of forest in the western United States since 2000, including this area in California as seen in 2016. U.S. FOREST SERVICE A forester in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest points to larvae of spruce bark beetles. WOJTEK...
White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles` heel, new study reveals Madison, WI, January 2, 2018 – The fungus behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has ravaged bat populations in North America, may have an Achilles’ heel: UV...