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View Resource FAO Forestry: Country Profiles

This Web site from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization provides a vast amount of information on forestry and the state of the world's forests. Users can navigate through a forest cover map to select a country of interest. A report including geographic description, forest cover, ecological zones, and forest fire statistics is provided for each nation, along with forest management...
View Resource USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

With an organizational history that dates back approximately 30 years, the mission of the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is "to provide scientific understanding and the technology needed to support sound management and conservation of our nation's natural resources, with emphasis on western ecosystems." From the Center's homepage, visitors can learn about the valuable work...
View Resource United States Forest Service: Schedule of Proposed Actions

What's happening on the lands maintained by the United States Forest Service? Those parties with a vested interest in such matters will want to stay abreast of the Forest Service's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). These documents are published in January, April, July, and October and contain a list of "proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and...
View Resource Global Forest Watch

What is happening in forests right now? You can find out with this amazing resource from the World Resources Institute. This interactive map of the world includes remarkable specialty features that allow users to learn about tree cover loss over time, along with some success stories from around the world. In short the Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a "dynamic online forest monitoring and alert...