forestry

New guidebook available for forestry careers

A new guidebook for prospective students has been published at STEPS (Student Training and Education in Public Service). The guide highlights the range of meaningful career pathways open to those with a degree in forestry. Working in forestry lets a person make a positive impact every day, and this group wants to make sure prospective students know about all of the rewarding career opportunities their forestry degree can lead to. Here's a link to the guide, as well as a companion guide they created that provides information about online degrees in forestry.

3 Trillion Trees: What The Global Number Means to You

The Yale-led study that found more than 3 trillion trees on Earth surprised researchers, who previously pegged the number at 400 billion. Thomas Crowther, a Yale Climate & Energy Institute post-doctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies was lead author of the study.

Is Wood Part of the Ecosystem?

So many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so that some say this new definition of "those who study the forest" is too broad for potential employers to evaluate. But is really is a matter of perspective.

Navy Harvests White Oak for USS Constitution Repairs

The USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still afloat, will get some needed repairs in dry-dock, thanks to U.S. Navy foresters from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest's Public Works Department (PWD) Crane.

Navy Foresters Work to Preserve Oldest Commissioned Warship

Navy foresters and contractors from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest's Public Works Department (PWD) Crane began harvesting specially designated trees at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane Feb. 20-21 in preparation for the next planned dry-docking repair of USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat.