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Meeting Minutes, June 4th, 2021, National Smokejumper Association Board of Directors 2021 Eastern Washington University

Meeting Minutes, June 4th, 2021, National Smokejumper Association Board Of Directors

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Call to order, review and approval of Agenda; Consent Agenda; Information Items; Investment Report; Budget; Request for NSA Endorsement of USFS Covid 19 Preparedness Letter from National Wildfire Institute to Secretary Perdue; Trails Report; Scholarship Report; Keep the Flame Legacy Jump List; Q & A on Written Report; Identifying and Recruiting New Board Members; Information and Odds and Ends; In Attendance via Zoom;


A Baseline Documentation Report For The Delta Wind Birds Sky Lake Nature Reserve, Preston T. Perkins, J Hays Dubberly, Michael J. Thomas 2021 University of Mississippi

A Baseline Documentation Report For The Delta Wind Birds Sky Lake Nature Reserve, Preston T. Perkins, J Hays Dubberly, Michael J. Thomas

Honors Theses

The purpose of this baseline documentation is to conduct a report on our subject property and discuss the findings. A conservation easement is established by upholding a certain standard of a property’s current condition which makes a baseline documentation necessary for an easement to be enacted. Baseline documentation reports are used as a resource to monitor and enforce the legal agreements of the conservation easement. The subject property is currently owned by the Delta Wind Birds organization. In our scenario, this documentation report will serve to aid in the conversion of our subject property into a conservation easement in ...


B10: Controlling Saltwater Intrusion: Aiding The Recovery Of Freshwater Ecosystems, Willem Maniago, Stefanie Whitmire, Dan Hitchcock 2021 Faith Lutheran High School STEM Academy

B10: Controlling Saltwater Intrusion: Aiding The Recovery Of Freshwater Ecosystems, Willem Maniago, Stefanie Whitmire, Dan Hitchcock

Annual Research Symposium

As sea levels rise, it is imperative to understand the effects of saltwater intrusion on freshwater ecosystems. This is especially true in the coastal wetlands of the SE US, where freshwater forests are dying from exposure to salinity. One management strategy that could prevent salinity intrusion in surface waters are water control structures (WCS). The Great Reserve, located outside of Georgetown, SC, represents a biodiverse freshwater forested wetland affected by saltwater intrusion from the adjacent tidal Black River. Several years ago, scientists and landowners observed the degradation of the ecosystem. The owners of the property installed a WCS at the ...


West Chester Borough Urban Forest: An Environmental Benefit For All, Michael B. Dunn, Joan Welch 2021 Consulting Municipal Arborist

West Chester Borough Urban Forest: An Environmental Benefit For All, Michael B. Dunn, Joan Welch

Sustainability Research & Practice Seminar Presentations

No abstract provided.


Environmental Soft Law As A Governance Strategy, Cary Coglianese 2021 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Environmental Soft Law As A Governance Strategy, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Soft law governance relies on nongovernmental institutions that establish and implement voluntary standards. Compared with traditional hard law solutions to societal and economic problems, soft law alternatives promise to be more politically feasible to establish and then easier to adapt in the face of changing circumstances. They may also seem more likely to be flexible in what they demand of targeted businesses and other entities. But can soft law actually work to solve major problems? This Article considers the value of soft law governance through the lens of three major voluntary, nongovernmental initiatives that address environmental concerns: (1) ISO 14001 ...


Annual Report - 2020, John Erixson 2021 Nebraska Forest Service

Annual Report - 2020, John Erixson

Publications, etc. -- Nebraska Forest Service

No abstract provided.


Payment For Ecosystem Services: Rewarding The Landowner Who Conserves The Public Good, Steven H. Bullard, Sarah Fuller 2021 Stephen F. Austin State University, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Payment For Ecosystem Services: Rewarding The Landowner Who Conserves The Public Good, Steven H. Bullard, Sarah Fuller

Faculty Publications

It has been said that money doesn’t grow on trees, but any forest landowner or manager will tell you that’s not exactly true— especially when observing a harvesting operation or managing dues from your hunting lease. While timber production and recreation are the most frequently monetized services provided by forests, what about the other goods and services they provide on a continuing basis? Are you or other forest landowners in your area being monetarily rewarded for soil stability, flood control, water filtration, air quality, and the other critical services—known as ecosystem services—provided by forests?


Smokejumper Magazine, January 2021, National Smokejumper Association 2021 Eastern Washington University

Smokejumper Magazine, January 2021, National Smokejumper Association

Smokejumper and Static Line Magazines

This issue of the National Smokejumper Association (NSA) Smokejumper Magazine contains the following articles: Message from the President; Me and Vietnam; Birth of a Tree Farmer; Sounding Off from the Editor; John McDaniel Retires As NSA Membership Chair; As I Best Remember It; The Jump List; Men of the '40s; Recording Smokejumper History; Four NSA Members Clear Trails In Eagle Cap Wilderness; Odds and Ends; Forest and Fire Management: A Call to Action; Remembering Matt "Blue Leader" Kelley; Off the List; Story of Two Wilderness Fire Firsts: Bad Luck and Fitz Creek; Notes from the Ranks; Introducing You to the ...


Data Repository For "North American Porcupine Distribution In The Pacific Northwest And Evaluation Of A Non-Invasive Monitoring Technique", Cara L. Appel, Katie M. Moriarty, Sean M. Matthews, David S. Green, Stacy Anderson, Evan King, J Scott Yaeger, Jeremy Brown, Claire Bortot, Tim Bean 2021 Humboldt State University

Data Repository For "North American Porcupine Distribution In The Pacific Northwest And Evaluation Of A Non-Invasive Monitoring Technique", Cara L. Appel, Katie M. Moriarty, Sean M. Matthews, David S. Green, Stacy Anderson, Evan King, J Scott Yaeger, Jeremy Brown, Claire Bortot, Tim Bean

Research Data Sets

North American Porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) have a broad geographic distribution across much of the continent, but recent evidence suggests that their populations may be declining in some areas, including the Pacific Northwest. Estimating baseline historical and contemporary distributions of Porcupines is necessary for initiating monitoring efforts and, if necessary, informing strategic conservation actions. We compiled 1905 occurrence records of Porcupines in Washington, Oregon, and northern California from 1908 to 2018. Using maximum entropy modeling (Maxent), we created historical and contemporary distribution models based on Porcupine records from 1981–2010 and 2012–2018, respectively, to match the temporal scale of available ...


Three Essays On “Energy , Environment, And Developmental Economics”, Bolarinwa Ajanaku 2021 West Virginia University

Three Essays On “Energy , Environment, And Developmental Economics”, Bolarinwa Ajanaku

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This dissertation examines topics related to renewable energy development and investment planning, energy markets, environment degradation and economic development. The substantial ecological costs of deforestation are well known and considered globally important due to biodiversity loss, land degradation, soil erosion, and contributions to climate change. The first essay focuses upon understanding the tradeoff between development and deforestation in Africa. In the second essay, spatial analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) are applied to determine potential locations for wind farms development in the state of West Virginia. Lastly, the third essay examines the role of wind power penetration on wholesale electricity ...


Soil Response Of Helicopter Liming In The Monongahela National Forest, Jarrett Douglas Fowler 2021 West Virginia University

Soil Response Of Helicopter Liming In The Monongahela National Forest, Jarrett Douglas Fowler

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Soils in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) are acidic due to sandstone parent material, acid deposition, uptake of base cations by vegetation, and release of organic acids by organic matter (OM) decomposition. Increases in soil acidity have caused declines in forest health and changed species composition and nutrient status. Liming can neutralize soil acidity, but no large-scale liming projects have been done on acid forest soils in the USA. In anticipation of acquiring funding for a proposed liming project in the MNF, in 2007 and 2009 10 sites were selected to sample and analyze soils before lime was applied. In ...


Climatic Drivers Of Growth In Mixed Conifer Forests Of The Sierra Nevada For Different Tree Sizes And Thinning Treatments, Andrew M. Hirsch 2021 West Virginia University

Climatic Drivers Of Growth In Mixed Conifer Forests Of The Sierra Nevada For Different Tree Sizes And Thinning Treatments, Andrew M. Hirsch

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

The Mediterranean region of northern California is projected to get increasingly warmer under all Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emission scenarios, with future precipitation projections not showing much of a trend. This poses a problem to the already dry summers that are experienced in the Mediterranean region of California. If precipitation does not increase alongside temperatures, the dry seasons will likely only get drier. The use of dendroclimatology to assess how mixed conifer species in the Sierra Nevada responded to past climate is a key resource that can be used to infer how trees may respond to a future ...


The Future Of Maine's Forests Under Alternative Socioeconomic, Climate And Conservation Pathways, Jianheng Zhao 2020 University of Maine

The Future Of Maine's Forests Under Alternative Socioeconomic, Climate And Conservation Pathways, Jianheng Zhao

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Maine is a historically important timber supply region in North America and understanding the potential change in forestlands and their product industries affected by climate change and various socio-economic conditions can better improve the forest healthy and sustain a sustainable product industry. A statistical harvest choice model for the state of Maine was developed in chapter 1. It was estimated using a multinomial logit model of two products, under varying management intensities, and ownership classifications across varying market conditions. Results indicate that stumpage prices have a significant effect on forest landowners' harvest decisions and that the expansion of conservation land ...


Nebraska Forest Action Plan - 2020, John Erixson 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Forest Action Plan - 2020, John Erixson

Publications, etc. -- Nebraska Forest Service

Nebraska’s Forest Action Plan – 2020 represents a multiyear effort by Nebraska Forest Service staff to ensure trees continue to play a role in the lives of all Nebraskans. It includes assessments in locations considered to be priority forested areas; the strategies that will be implemented to address the challenges described in the preceding paragraph; and, how the agency’s resources will coalesce to bring the state’s trees and forests to a healthy and sustainable condition. Additionally, this plan maintains flexibility that allows for response to changes in the natural environment, state or federal policy, and the priorities of ...


Morrissey, Donald T., National Smokejumper Association 2020 Eastern Washington University

Morrissey, Donald T., National Smokejumper Association

Smokejumpers by Name

No abstract provided.


Soil Chemistry And Enzyme Data Examining Impacts Of Callery Pear Stem Cutting, Michaela J. Woods, Grace K. Attea, Ryan W. McEwan 2020 University of Dayton

Soil Chemistry And Enzyme Data Examining Impacts Of Callery Pear Stem Cutting, Michaela J. Woods, Grace K. Attea, Ryan W. Mcewan

Five Rivers MetroParks Collaboration Data Archive

This dataset encompasses information following the collection of soil from underneath cut and treated Callery pear stems and untreated Callery pear trees. Soil was assessed for moisture, pH, and enzyme activities.


West Chester University Green Legacy Project - Collections Management Plan, Office of Sustainability 2020 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University Green Legacy Project - Collections Management Plan, Office Of Sustainability

WCU Campus Sustainability Initiatives

The Green Legacy Project (GLP) was developed in 2009 to understand the value of the trees on the West Chester University campus. The overall goal of the GLP is to maintain a database of the current state of the university’s trees. This survey includes the collection of the field data of the trees (common name, Latin name, native status, Global Positioning System (GPS) location, diameter at breast height (DBH), height, ground cover, die back, and condition). These data are also analyzed using CITYgreen by American Forests as well as the i-Tree ECO model of the United States Department of ...


Smokejumper Magazine, October 2020, National Smokejumper Association 2020 Eastern Washington University

Smokejumper Magazine, October 2020, National Smokejumper Association

Smokejumper and Static Line Magazines

This issue of the National Smokejumper Association (NSA) Smokejumper Magazine contains the following articles: Message from the President; Part II: Canopies Over the Kandik; Happy 50th, Earth Day!; Sounding Off from the Editor; Letters to the Editor; How I Value My Interagency Working Opportunities with Federal Agencies; On the Road to a National Wildfire Agency: Part III; What Happened?; Then and Now; The Jump List, Men of the '40s; Smokejumper Keep the Flame Legacy Jump List; Recording Smokejumper History; Paradise with a Wind Chill-Part II; A UFO Story; Margarita Phillips Memorial Project by the TRAMPS; A Day in the Lake ...


Ecological Factors Influencing Wild Pig Damage To Planted Pine And Hardwood Seedlings, Micah P. Fern, James B. Armstrong, Rebecca J. Barlow, John S. Kush 2020 Union University

Ecological Factors Influencing Wild Pig Damage To Planted Pine And Hardwood Seedlings, Micah P. Fern, James B. Armstrong, Rebecca J. Barlow, John S. Kush

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Expanding wild pig (Sus scrofa) populations across the southern United States has the potential to impact longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) restoration efforts. The depredation of planted pine seedlings is the most widespread and economically costly damage caused by wild pigs in forest plantations. A better understanding of the ecological factors affecting depredation rates will allow managers to implement best management practices to reduce seedling mortality from wild pigs at their most vulnerable stage of growth. From March 2016 to March 2017, we evaluated wild pig preferences for planted pine and hardwood species at a 34.4-ha cutover site and 4 ...


Genetic Differentiation And Phenotypic Plasticity Of Forest Herbaceous Species In Iowa, Central United States, Emily A. Altrichter, Janette R. Thompson, Catherine M. Mabry, Randall K. Kolka 2020 HDR Consultants Inc.

Genetic Differentiation And Phenotypic Plasticity Of Forest Herbaceous Species In Iowa, Central United States, Emily A. Altrichter, Janette R. Thompson, Catherine M. Mabry, Randall K. Kolka

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

The forest herbaceous layer provides important ecosystem services in the central United States. However, human impacts have caused declines of many of these species. Restoration of this layer is uncommon in temperate forests, so best practices are not yet established. There has been widespread concern about negative outcomes (for example, failure due to genetic swamping or outbreeding depression) when plant material is transferred beyond a local scale. Current practice is to use local sources under the assumption that they are optimal genotypes for the site. However, few local sources are available for many species. We examined genetic variability and phenotypic ...


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