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Alaska Joint Fire Science Consortium Presentations Published

The Alaska Joint Fire Science Consortium has published several presentations from their conference and workshops earlier this year, “Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science.” Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science … Continue reading

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A “Test Kitchen” at the Southern Edge of the Boreal Forest

At the southern edge of the boreal forest in northern Minnesota, the spruce trees are in retreat. A diverse group of state, federal, academic, and NGO partners are experimenting with planting conifers in places they have a better chance of … Continue reading

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What is Global Business’ Role in Landscape Connectivity?

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in collaboration with multinational agribusiness Syngenta has released a report on landscape connectivity. The report makes the business case for supporting connectivity platforms, such as using marginal land in industrial and rural … Continue reading

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Seeing the forest and the trees: new paper argues “two scales are better than one”

A new paper explores how remotely sensed data and field level information to shed light upon a changing northern forest. In a paper titled “Two scales are better than one: Monitoring multiple-use northern temperate forests,” lead author Mark Wright of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Planning on the Kenai Peninsula

Thousands of residents, a long list of public agencies, Alaska Native Tribes, and one of the biggest engines of Alaska tourism all call the Kenai Peninsula home, in addition to the world-class king salmon and moose that help make it … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities Connected with ABoVE Projects

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign conducted in Alaska and Western Canada, has posted several job opportunities related to ABoVE projects. ABoVE is a large-scale study of environmental change and its implications for social-ecological … Continue reading

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Conservation Coaches Network Open Standards Training Scheduled

A Conservation Coaches Network Training is scheduled from May 21 to May 26 in Ashland, Oregon at Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center. The next CCNet coach training in North America after this one will be in late January 2018, at the … Continue reading

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2017 Polar Geospatial Center Boot Camp Accepting Applications

The 2017 Polar Geospatial Center Boot Camp, an intensive, four-day geospatial workshop is accepting applications. This year’s event will take place from August 7th – 10th on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. The workshop focuses on … Continue reading

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Job opening: Program Vegetation Ecologist – University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaska Center for Conservation Science is hiring a Plant Ecologist to manage the Vegetation Ecology Program and to serve as PI on several extramurally-funded projects related to assessing and monitoring vegetation in arctic and boreal Alaska. Alaska Center for Conservation … Continue reading

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National Invasive Species Week – Alaska Resources

National Invasive Species Week runs from February 27 to March 3, 2017. There are several resources in Alaska to learn more about invasive species and ways to prevent their introduction and spread. 1. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Invasive … Continue reading

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