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Winter in the Woods

By Monika, November 29, 2013

For some, the first snowfall has already come, but many of us are about to see the first flakes this week. Tom Haxby of Kingsley, Michigan submitted this picture of Pere Marquette State Forests covered thick in snow last winter. Although we’ll miss the beautiful colors of fall, we can’t help but love the festive…

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Hints Autumn Has Arrived

By Monika, October 4, 2013

Fall is officially upon us. John Blake submitted this close-up from Houghton, Mich., where he found early fall colors against an extended summer green. Want to make the most of the fall foliage? U.S. Forest Service has made it easier than ever to plan your best and brightest fall colors trip. They’ve launched an online…

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What Lives in Your Forest?

By Monika, September 13, 2013

Responsible forest management supports harvesting timber, as well as promoting wildlife habitats and animal populations. Managed forests also protect water quality for fish and other freshwater plants and animals while providing recreational opportunities for the public. That’s why the SFI Standard incorporates wildlife habitat protection, support for biodiversity, and water quality protection amongst the many…

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An Important Summer for Bird Conservation

By Monika, September 6, 2013

The summer of 2013 has been very important for bird conservation.  In June our partners at Bird Studies Canada  helped co-host, with Nature Canada and BirdLife International, the Birdlife World Congress with conservation leaders from over 120 countries.  The event, “Partnerships for Nature & People”  showcased leading work from around the globe on bird conservation-…

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Last Days of Summer

By Monika, August 30, 2013

Walking through the shade of a forest on a sunny afternoon to explore all it has to offer—what better way to spend a summer day? Phil Riebel from New Brunswick, Canada submitted this incredible photo of an Acadian forest and we thought it was the perfect way to take in the last few days of…

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Fostering Stronger Forest Communities

By Monika, August 23, 2013

Jordan Benner captured this photo of students learning the art of tree estimating during the yearly Envirothon competition in Rediscovery Forest, Silverton, Oregon. Tree estimating is when you calculate the height of the tree by either comparing the tree´s height with a measurable object, or by using goniometry. It’s a great example of communities engaging…