National drought assessment honored


On Thursday, December 8, Jim Vose, project leader of the U.S. Forest Service Integrated Forest Science accepted the Chief’s Award – one of the highest honors in the Forest Service — in the category of “Sustaining Forests and Grasslands.” Vose accepted as leader of a team that the award honored for “understanding the impacts of drought on the nation’s forests and grasslands: providing a scientific foundation for effective management responses.” read more…

The National Assessment was led by Jim Vose, Jim Clark, Charlie Luce, and Toral Patel-Weynand:  Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis,