The International Jr. Foresters’ Competition is an annual event hosted by the Russian Federal Forestry Agency. It promotes and rewards young scientists for their interest and efforts in the environmental field and encourages international dialogue about forestry issues.
Individual youth ages 16-20 submit projects on topics such as forest science and silviculture, wildlife ecology and plant ecology. Projects will be presented to an international panel of judges (each contestant will give a 10-minute presentation) to compete for public recognition and valuable prizes. Read more »
Amy Teeters, Forest Service volunteer, describes how geological processes formed the Lake Tahoe Basin. (Photo courtesy Tom Schaefer, U.S. Forest Service volunteer)
For many skiers, it’s up the lift, down the hill and back again.
But a new program pairs U.S. Forest Service rangers and guests at the Lake Tahoe Heavenly Mountain Resort for an hour-long, free, guided ski and snowboard tour. Read more »
Brianne O’Rourke, with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, holds a large goldfish found in the Tahoe Keys of Lake Tahoe. (Photo courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Lake Tahoe, the country’s highest alpine lake, is no goldfish bowl.
But U.S. Forest Service fish biologists with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit said they’re well-acquainted with the big goldfish – several pounds and up to 4 to 8 inches long – living in the large freshwater lake along the border between California and Nevada. Read more »
Blue Lake - Photo by Mark Wilson, Tahoe National Forest
The prestigious EPA clean air award acknowledges the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the US Forest Service and Sierra Pacific Industries who have teamed to implement projects designed to cost effectively manage portions of the 550,000 acres of forested lands that are at severe risk for wildfire in the Lake Tahoe region. Read more »