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Jun 21, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study. 

Forested landscape - Can Biden's Tree Planting Initiative Save American Forests? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 27, 2022

Can Biden’s Reforestation Plan Slow Climate Change?

The administration wants to plant 1.2 billion trees. But it can be more ambitious, according to one NC State expert. 

Great Smoky Mountains - During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 10, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought. 

Ghost forest in North Carolina. - Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 8, 2022

Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says

Understanding how ghost forests create methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is important to calculating the environmental impact of the forest-to-ghost forest transition. 

Trevor Setzer - Graduation to Vocation: Trevor Setzer is Managing Forest Investments - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 25, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Trevor Setzer is Managing Forest Investments

Trevor Setzer will soon graduate with master's degrees in economics and forest economics. He is currently employed as an investment analyst at Weyerhaeuser. 

wildfire, coniferous trees - Ask an Expert: Why is Prescribed Fire Important? - College of Natural Resources News NC State University -College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 22, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why is Prescribed Fire Important?

NC State extension associate Jennifer Fawcett discusses the many benefits of prescribed fire. 

Mountain forest - Saving America's Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 14, 2021

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming

NC State researchers modeled the role that forestry and agriculture could play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions across multiple future economic scenarios. 

NC State Grad Becomes the Town of Cary’s First Urban Forestry Manager, College of Natural Resources, Katie Rose Levin, feature

Aug 10, 2021

NC State Alum Katie Levin is Protecting Trees, Promoting Environmental Justice

Levin, who graduated with a degree in environmental technology in 2006, has had a career rooted in protecting natural resources. Now she's the first urban forestry manager for the Town of Cary. 

Coffee tree - Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 3, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground. 

Jun 18, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread

The tool can predict when and where pests and diseases will attack crops or forests, and also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.