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Western wildfires threaten water supplies, study finds

WASHINGTON — The risk of severe wildfires in the West also threatens the region’s increasingly scarce water supply, a new study finds.

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New Mexico State Forestry Division Announces Achievements in Watershed Restoration Initiative

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has achieved accelerated progress in Governor Susana Martinez’s Watershed Restoration Initiative. The $6.2 million appropriation was signed into law in 2014, issuing severance tax dollars to treat priority watersheds on public land. By the end of this year, nearly half of the targeted 7,700 acres will have been completed and seven (7) of the projects will be finished.

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Society of American Foresters - 2015 National Convention

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2015 SAF Convention Recreating Forestry: The Confluence of Science, Society and Technology - Join us in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 3-7, where forestry and natural resources professionals from across the country will discuss contemporary forest resource management issues and examine the trends and technologies shaping the profession.

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Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

Washington – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degredation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

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Watershed protection project a winner for disaster prep solutions

The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project won the People's Choice award in a national Solution Search competition hosted by the nonprofit Rare. Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Operations Specialist Mark Brehl accepted the award in Washington D.C. on Monday.

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13th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region

October 5-8, 2015, Northern Arizona University High Country Conference Center

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Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change

Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change

Plants have been hailed as possible saviors of the planet as it continues to warm up, especially considering that they can absorb more harmful carbon dioxide than previously thought. However, now new research says soil nutrients may hinder this plan, keeping plants from slowing down climate change.

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Six Shooter Watershed Restoration Project Underway

Reserve, NM – Work by New Mexico State Forestry on a 667-acre watershed restoration treatment project southeast of Reserve has begun.

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Rural Business Development Grant

USDA-Rural Development is accepting applications for a new program, Rural Business Development Program. This program consolidates the Rural Business Enterprise Grant and the Rural Business Opportunity Grant.

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Forest Guild Completes First Controlled Burn on Private Land in La Cueva, New Mexico

The Forest Guild completed its first pile burn on private land in Santa Fe County.

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EPA Office of Water

EPA Office of Water

Climate Change and Water News

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Other News

Nature Climate Change Article: "Vulnerability and Adaptation of U.S. Shellfisheries to Ocean Acidification"

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EPA News

Congressional Research Service Releases: "Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress"

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Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Report

"Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative"

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NOAA Grant Opportunity

"Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes"

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