Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – September 2016

Posted: September 14, 2016

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

Reviving the Commons: Using Incentives to Protect the Nation’s Sources of Fresh Water

Streams and rivers provide 65 percent of America’s drinking water as well as a host of other critical services, including food production, irrigation, hygiene, hydropower and recreation. They also have been used throughout human history to carry household, agricultural, and industrial wastes downstream; and if we do not overload them, our streams and rivers are capable of processing the pollutants we discharge into them and cleaning their own waters. Unfortunately, we are seriously overloading them: in its most recent “National Rivers and Streams Assessment,” issued a few months ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found almost half the nation’s waterways in poor condition.

An Army of Beetles Could Save Dying Hemlock Forests

Spreading predator beetles may be the only way to stop a tiny, sap-sucking pest that is decimating hemlock trees


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