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November Feature - Working With Tribes

For millennia, ecological knowledge amassed by Native American tribes has been instrumental in managing forests to sustain Indigenous cultures, communities, economies, and resources. During Native American Heritage Month, our web features highlight work – past and future – with Native American Tribes. Features include an introduction to a Tribal Relations Specialist working to enhance connections among Native American tribes and the Northern Research Station and Forest Products Laboratory, a partnership that is developing natural solutions to clean up contaminated tribal lands; and a study that communicates important lessons learned from a tribe’s long history of managing red pine forests

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Black Cherry: Evolution of a Species

For the last century black cherry (Prunus serotina) has comprised a significant portion of the tree canopy across the Allegheny National Forest. But black cherry's rise to prominence has a complicated history. Following unsustainable timber harvesting in the early 20th century, clearcut forests encouraged pioneer species such as black cherry to thrive.


New Podcast Season: Backcross
Chemicals and biological control can buy trees time, but they cannot completely control the non-native insects that are attacking trees that have never experienced these insects before. We need something on top of those controls, and these scientists, they’ve been working towards a solution — a long-term resistance. Listen here >>

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Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2022