Woodlands News

  • Woodlands revival adds new piece to carbon cycle puzzle

    Despite continuing concern about the fate of iconic rainforests, new research shows that the world’s forests have stored away an extra 4 billion tonnes of carbon in the last dozen years and the total amount of woodland has increased worldwide since 2003. The encouraging news comes from Australian scientists, who report ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Older and larger trees enhance woodland bird biodiversity in cities

    Managing urban green spaces to ensure that they have a good mix of tree species, including some older and larger trees, can enhance species diversity of woodland birds, a new study has shown. The study, carried out in Prague, Czech Republic, also showed that the presence of water bodies increased the number of species of woodland birds. Urban green spaces provide numerous important ecosystem ...

  • Ash dieback in the UK: how will it affect the rest of the woodland ecosystem?

    Ash dieback in the UK is likely to lead to the extinction or decline of over 50 species which are reliant on or highly associated with this tree, including mosses, lichens and beetles, a new study suggests. The researchers recommend that the ash trees are not felled but left to die naturally and in time replaced with mixtures of species such as beech and sycamore which support similar woodland ...

  • Woodland-Davis DBO Water Project Breaks Down

    The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) hosted a groundbreaking event on April 10 to observe the start of construction on the new regional surface water treatment plant, expected to open in fall 2016. The project will replace deteriorating groundwater supplies with safe, more reliable surface water supplies from the Sacramento River. WDCWA awarded CH2M ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Secretary Vilsack Highlights First-Ever Report on USDA Efforts to Expand Agroforestry Practices on Farms, Ranches and Woodlands

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the first-ever report on USDA's role advancing agroforestry. Agroforestry: USDA Reports to America details how agroforestry practices are helping farmers, ranchers and woodland owners enhance agricultural productivity, protect the environment and increase ...

  • Old rural parks can provide important refuges for forest biodiversity

    Woodlands in the grounds of old manor houses or castles can provide high quality habitat for numerous forest species, a recent study from Estonia concludes. The researchers found that, compared to nearby forests, old rural park woodlands appeared to be better at supporting biodiversity. Logging and commercial plantations have degraded many ancient European forests, and now only small fragments ...

  • Center Parcs Sherwood Forest Works to Conserve Britain's Woodland Birds

    Bird watching, nature walks and various conservation-related activities, including bird-box building, have proved popular in all of the Center Parcs villages, including Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Various steps have been taken here recently to provide and nurture habitats suitable for several rare and cherished species of ...


  • Carbon canopy initiative aims to sustain Appalachian forests for climate and certified timber

    While much has been written from a theoretical perspective about markets for ecosystem services, few on-the-ground projects currently exist. Yet the projects that do exist provide one of the best windows onto what actually works in practice. That’s why WRI has issued a new brief, Insights from the Field: Forests for ...

  • New research supersite will tell woodlands climate story

    An exciting new research Supersite will use a climate station to monitor Western Australia's 16 million hectare Great Western Woodland (GWW). The CSIRO and the Department of Environment and Conservation WA (DEC) are leading the establishment of the new research Supersite in 2011, part of an Australia-wide network of sites for monitoring the environment supported by Terrestrial ...

  • What Woodland owners should know about forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    A new issue brief, released today by the World Resources Institute and the Pacific Forest Trust, looks at the economic opportunities for southern landowners created by emerging forest carbon offset markets. This new revenue stream can offer real rewards to landowners who steward their forests for climate benefits. ...

  • Forestry advisory panel membership announced

    Members of an independent panel of experts that will make recommendations on forestry policy for England have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The panel, to be chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, brings together a wide range of interests and expertise covering the environmental, social and economic aspects of forestry. They will ...

  • The future of forestry in england

    Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs   (National) The consultation on the future management of the Public Forest Estate has been halted and all forestry clauses in the Public Bodies Bill will be removed, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman confirmed today. Mrs Spelman also announced that an independent panel of experts will examine ...

  • Government support payments - are uou eligable?

    It is widely known that the agricultural industry has long had access to government support payments for the occupation of land, but it is perhaps less well known that the potential eligibility for such payments has, in recent years, expanded into other areas, such as the quarrying, opencast and landfill industries. According to rural property consultants Smiths Gore, support payments are ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Algae: The New Oil

    The Woodlands, Texas – August 7, 2008 – The National Algae Association announces its Algae Commercialization Business Plan, Research, and Networking Forum. Existing algae oil production companies, algae researchers and algaeprenuers will present leading-edge technologies for commercialization of Algae: The “New Oil” on October 23-24, 2008, at The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort in The ...


    By National Algae Association

  • New schemes look to protect Irish woodlands

    Government ministers have revealed details about a new scheme designed to improve the quality of Ireland's woodland environment. Mary Wallace, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced the launch of the new Native Woodland Scheme and a programme of called NeighbourWood for the country's forests. She said: 'The NeighbourWood Scheme is aimed at developing ...

  • £5 Million Development Provides Immediate Boost for Woodland Grange

    Year on year business levels are showing an increase of more than 60 % at the Woodland Grange Conference Centre, where a £5 million redevelopment was recently completed. “The investment is already having a dramatic effect, and is also significantly widening our customer base,” said the Centre’s Director of Operations David Vaughton: “By the end of the year, we are projecting an increase in ...


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