WUI in the News

Here you can find current news articles about wildland-urban interface issues in the U.S. and abroad. Please note that while Interface South maintains news archives for reference, the links may no longer be active. You may need to contact the source or host website for more information.

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Dec 2009 contains 3 News Articles.

Forest Service Aims $40 Million at Bark Beetle Control
Environment News Service - 9 Dec 2009
The U.S. Forest Service will receive $40 million to address public safety concerns and forest health needs arising from the millions of acres of dead and dying trees killed by bark beetles in the West.

Eye in the Sky Details Urban Tree Landscape
University of Texas- Dallas News Center - 8 Dec 2009
Arborists and urban planners have struggled with finding the best way to evaluate and maintain Dallas' urban forests. At best, the results were an inaccurate patchwork portrayal of the variety and number of trees in a given area. A new technique pioneered by Dr. Fang Qiu, associate professor in GIS has produced a comprehensive survey of some of the Dallas forest — and he did it leaf by leaf.

Government Goes on the Air to Promote Outdoor Recreation
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette - 6 Dec 2009
Experts from the health and outdoors resource management fields say the current generation will be the first to have less contact with the outdoors than their parents. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping that a series of radio ads promoting outdoors destinations will begin to reverse this trend. The agency has launched a public service radio campaign urging Americans to connect with nature and visit a National Wildlife Refuge. Over 3,500 radio stations broadcasted the first four educational messages in November.