Forestry

Iowa Forest Protects Critical Bird Habitat

A 77-acre forest in northeast Iowa is the first in the state to be certified under international Forest Stewardship Council management standards for its protection of native vegetation and ecologically important wildlife, including rare bird species.

Harvesting Fuel: Cutting Costs and Reducing Forest fire Hazards Through Biomass Harvest

This study was designed to provide information on two sets of challenges to the development of biomass markets in and around the Superior National Forest: 1) economic and operational issues faced by loggers; and 2) environmental constraints of concern to and managers, scientists and policymakers involved in developing and refining biomass harvest practices.