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Explore the largest forest research organization in the world alongside scientists studying, questioning, and solving some of today's most compelling forest issues. Through stories, interviews, and special series, learn what’s happening in your forests, and where those forest ecosystems might be headed. Season 4: Afire A 360-degree introduction to fire from a scientific standpoint. The story of how fire research shapes our landscapes and our lives. Season 3: Women of Research Highlighting women’s perspectives in research over the past 50 years, scientists share stories of mentors and mentorship, motherhood, rural and urban stewardship, passions for science, leadership, and beyond. Season 2: Backcross Chemicals and biological control can buy trees time, but they cannot completely control the non-native insects that are attacking trees that have never experienced these insects before. We need something on top of those controls, a long-term resistance. Season 1: Balance & Barrier More than 450 non-native insects have invaded our forests and urban trees since European settlement. Come explore four of these insects, and the scientists studying and combating these pests. A Window of Resurgence for Red Spruce: In the 1970s, red spruce was the forest equivalent of a canary in the coal mine, signaling that acid rain was damaging forests and that some species—especially red spruce—ere particularly sensitive to this human induced damage. In the course of studying the lingering effects of acid rain, scientists came up with a surprising result—decades later, the canary is feeling much better. The Two-Sided Story of Periodical Cicadas: Two scientists—one who’s tracked the aboveground movements of cicadas, and another who’s unearthed the belowground impact of these insects—take you inside the many mysteries and forgotten elements of these evolutionary enigmas. Flying the Nuthatch Home: Once spanning nearly 6 million acres in Missouri's Ozarks, the shortleaf pine and oak woodland ecosystem has dwindled to 100,000 acres today. Along with the loss of this habitat, a bird—the brown-headed nuthatch—disappeared as well. However, after decades of woodland restoration, the brown-headed nuthatch has returned to Missouri—by plane. Discover more at fs.usda.gov/research/products/multimedia/forestcast What started as a podcast produced by the Northern Research Station focusing on the Northeast and Midwest has now expanded to cover a wide range of forest topics from across USDA Forest Service Research and Development. Forestcast is an official USDA Forest Service podcast.

info_outline Afire: Understanding Different Fire 04/24/2024
info_outline Afire: Understanding Fire Differently 04/17/2024
info_outline Afire: Understanding Fire 04/10/2024
info_outline Flying the Nuthatch Home 06/27/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Our Sustainable Future with Cindi West 04/13/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Scientific & Ethical Integrity with Maggie Hardy 04/10/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Changing the World Through Soil with Deb Page-Dumroese 04/06/2023
info_outline Women of Research: A Life of Healthy Forests with Jenny Juzwik 04/03/2023
info_outline Women of Research: The Nature of Stewardship with Lindsay Campbell 03/30/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Plots to Blocks with Sjana Schanning 03/27/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Juggling Motherhood & Ornithology with Susannah Lerman 03/23/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Watershed Moments & Moms with Chelcy Miniat 03/20/2023
info_outline Women of Research: An Ode to Mentors by Sara Brown 03/16/2023
info_outline Women of Research: Twenty-Five Years of Mentorship with Laura Kenefic & Susan Stout 03/13/2023
info_outline Backcross: How A Bird Influences Beech Resistance Patterns (BONUS) 02/07/2023
info_outline Backcross: Will Ash be the Blueprint for Tree Restoration? 03/29/2022
info_outline Backcross: A Return to Elm Street 03/22/2022
info_outline Backcross: The Past, Present and Future of American Chestnut 03/15/2022
info_outline Backcross: How Do You Breed Better Trees? 03/08/2022
info_outline Backcross: Tree Species Restoration & Resistance Breeding 03/01/2022
info_outline Searching for Cicadas in the Chattahoochee 07/15/2021
info_outline The Two-Sided Story of Periodical Cicadas 05/05/2021
info_outline A Window of Resurgence for Red Spruce 05/14/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: The Future of Forest Threats 04/02/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: The Hornless Asian Longhorned Beetle 03/26/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: When A Single Clone Caused An Invasion 03/19/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: Slowing the Spongy Moth's Spread 03/12/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: Wasps vs. Emerald Ash Borer Beetle 03/05/2020
info_outline Balance & Barrier: A Slow Explosion of Damaging Forest Insects 02/24/2020
info_outline Welcome to “Forestcast” 02/24/2020