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Invasive Pest and Firewood Outreach in Utah

Guest blog by Lori Spears, Invasive Species Survey Coordinator for Utah State University Extension Invasive species are a growing threat to our nation’s agricultural and natural resources. In Utah, nearly a dozen insect and disease pathogen pests have arrived over the last decade, including spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). These […]

Hope for Hawaiʻi’s Threatened Keystone Tree, ʻŌhiʻa

Guest blog by Corie Yanger, Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) Educational Specialist, University of Hawaiʻi Extension If you were to ask biologists and cultural practitioners in Hawaiʻi what the most important tree is in the state, “ʻōhiʻa” would likely be the answer. Not only does ʻōhiʻa (pronounced oh-hee-yah, or oh-hee-uh) cover roughly 1 million acres across the Hawaiian […]

Having Fun with Outreach at the Vermont Flower Show

Guest blog by Meredith Whitney, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator with University of Vermont Extension Thousands of Vermonters come out of the woodwork every other year to witness the colors, smells, and excitement of the Vermont Flower Show. Upon arrival to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont visitors first walk through the main garden […]

New website and new resources!

We are very excited to welcome everyone to the newly renovated Don’t Move Firewood website. While we are still working out a couple finer details, please do take a look around and acquaint yourself with our new navigation and features! Highlights of our new site include: The new site will work equally well on a laptop, […]

Webinar: The People Have Spoken on Jan 25 2017

Join us for a FOCI webinar, The People Have Spoken: Using Forest and Firewood National Polling Data to Promote Forest Health, on January 25 at 11am MDT (1pm Eastern). This webinar will discuss results from a national survey of citizen attitudes toward invasive species, firewood movement, and forest health. This webinar is jointly sponsored by the […]