News Article Index
National Interagency Fire Center News
June 24th, 2024
Joro Spiders: Friend or Foe?
June 6th, 2024
Emerald Ash Borer Updated Range Map
June 1st, 2024
Updated Asian Longhorned Beetle Map
March 29th, 2024
Updated Laurel Wilt Map
March 25th, 2024
Officials still working to manage Asian longhorned beetle population in South Carolina
December 27th, 2023
A 20 Year Reflection on the Slow the Spread Program
June 14th, 2023
New southern pine beetle website
December 2nd, 2022
Elm zigzag sawfly now in VA and NC
November 1st, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Oregon
July 12th, 2022
NCDA&CS finds spotted lanternfly in Forsyth County First established presence of the pest in the state
June 29th, 2022
Prescribed Fire Liability Report for the Southern United States: A Summary of Statutes and Cases
May 23rd, 2022
These invasive trees smell like rotting fish and kill plants. State bans want Bradford pears gone.
April 18th, 2022
Generic boundaries in the Ophiostomatales reconsidered and revised
April 1st, 2022
New name, same destructive habits. Meet: the Spongy Moth
March 3rd, 2022
Maine forests at risk after discovery of southern pine beetle in York County
January 10th, 2022
Building a Better Christmas Tree
December 7th, 2021
A Tree That Was Once the Suburban Ideal Has Morphed Into an Unstoppable Villain
December 1st, 2021
Staying alive: MountainTrue protects A.T. ash trees as research progresses against invasive threat
November 3rd, 2021
It Takes a Village: Our Continued Efforts to Manage Invasive Species in the U.S.
October 7th, 2021
For States Dealing With the Spotted Lanternfly, the Policy Is No Mercy
August 24th, 2021
Region 8 Forest Health Monitoring 2020 Summary - Story Map
July 31st, 2021
Laurel wilt continues to spread across the Southeast
July 23rd, 2021
Colonialism in Entomology: How a Historical Problem Persists Today
July 6th, 2021
One year in: An Update on the Asian Longhorned Beetle Situation in South Carolina
June 7th, 2021
Auburn University forestry professors discuss rising cost of lumber
May 5th, 2021
New Forest Service Assessment Delivers Research on Invasive Species
April 8th, 2021
First known gene transfer from plant to insect identified
April 1st, 2021
February cold snap likely helped Minnesota's fight against emerald ash borer
March 14th, 2021
In Her Boots: Women in the Forests
March 8th, 2021
USDA considers releasing moths, beetles to control invasive Chinese tallow tree
February 19th, 2021
Hitchin’ a Ride: A Review of Firewood as a Vector of Forest Pests in North America
January 15th, 2021
2020: Update on laurel wilt distribution in the Southeast
December 30th, 2020
Bamboo Growth and Control
November 6th, 2020
Update on laurel wilt distribution in the Southeast
October 2nd, 2020
The Definition of Insanity
July 13th, 2020
Asian longhorned beetle is in South Carolina
July 5th, 2020
2019 Slow the Spread Accomplishments
June 15th, 2020
Asian Giant Hornets
May 5th, 2020
Chinese tallow story map
March 15th, 2020
Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) to light, adelgid infestation, and biological control: Implications for hemlock restoration
February 3rd, 2020
Update on laurel wilt distribution in the Southeast
December 24th, 2019
Study Sheds Light on Spotted Lanternfly’s Life History in North America
November 23rd, 2019
Pest Alert: Laurel Wilt
October 18th, 2019
Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Diseases
May 31st, 2019
New paper on the surveillance of non-native bark and ambrosia beetles available
March 12th, 2019
New EAB detection map released by USDA
February 5th, 2019
Laurel wilt continues to spread in the Southeast
January 29th, 2019
Bark Beetles, Drought, and Prescribed Fire: fact sheet available!
January 14th, 2019
The Great Cankerworm Count
December 4th, 2018
The story of the emerald ash borer
October 30th, 2018
A banner year for fall webworms
September 12th, 2018
Laurel wilt continues to spread in the Southeast
July 27th, 2018
New Heterobasidion root disease FIDL
June 11th, 2018
Service Forester's Handbook now online!
May 24th, 2018
New cogongrass fact sheet available
April 26th, 2018
Field guide to new invasive weeds now available
April 8th, 2018
The natural process that is fire in forests
March 14th, 2018
National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26th, 2018
Optimized Insecticide Dosage for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Hemlock Trees
January 18th, 2018
Emerald ash borer found in third Canadian Province
December 8th, 2017
More drought in the Southeast?
November 30th, 2017
Oak wilt has a new name
October 24th, 2017
What's in store for our winter weather?
October 20th, 2017
Help Stop the Pop! A program to map the invasive Chinese tallow tree in Mississippi
September 22nd, 2017
New invasive plant resource from Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
August 29th, 2017
South Carolina becomes the 31st state with Emerald Ash Borer
August 10th, 2017
Choose safer firewood for your Great American Eclipse travel weekend
July 12th, 2017
New Lyme disease forecast map targets rising tide of ticks
May 31st, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline for IUFRO Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics Meeting Extended until the 31st of May!
May 17th, 2017

National Interagency Fire Center News

June 24th, 2024

As dry conditions persist and summer temps increase, so does the chance of wildfires across much of the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) there have been 19,834 wildfires that have burned across 2,213,017 acres as of June 24, 2024. Several states currently have uncontained wildfires including the southeastern states of Florida and North Carolina. While there are many benefits to controlled, prescribed fires, wildfires burning in the wrong conditions can be very dangerous. Wildfires can have a range of impacts on the health of a forest including the loss of valuable native trees, increasing the risk of tree mortality from secondary invaders and diseases, soil erosion from runoff, and decreased water quality. Changes to the composition of plant communities can also occur as native plant species are frequently outcompeted by invasive species after a disturbance. 


Learn more about the wildfires happening across the country by checking out the NIFC website below!


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