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News from the Woods -- Feb. 17, 2015

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North America's hot fires, drone use, cardboard forests 



Hello from Forests for Maine's Future:

In this edition of our e-newsletter you'll find links to interesting articles about forests in

Moss. (Photo: The Rankin File)

Maine, New England and around the globe:

Legislators ask for review of Maine's new Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.


Drones: becoming an essential tool for monitoring wildlife. And . . . using drones to search for ancient Amazonia.

The biofuels debate -- Is burning trees the best use of a carbon storage resource?


Why do North America's trees produce some of the biggest, hottest fires?


East Millinocket takes on national park issues.


Art Interlude: Paris sculptor Eva Jospin creates dense, enchanted forests out of cardboard, a reminder of where the material came from.

What defines a "forest" and how does that affect monitoring of it?


Unique map collection shows the state of America's forests after the Civil War.


In case you missed it, you should check out our January Fresh from the Woods feature on wood heat in Maine, or page back to our December feature on the eastern white pine. Later this month check your inbox for a Fresh from the Woods feature on mechanical harvesting on small woodlots. If you know of someone who is interested in the Maine forest, please forward our newsletter, to them and encourage your local media to use our monthly Fresh from the Woods features as well.


As always, we'll see you in the woods!


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