Protect Yourself from COVID-19
Information from the World Health Organization and UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences with steps to help protect yourself from COVID-19 virus.  
Working Woodlands
New, higher standards for cultivating forestland, with the intent of benefitting the environment. That's part of an agreement between UTIA and The Nature Conservancy.  
UTIA TNC Partnership
UTIA and The Nature Conservancy have signed a historic agreement to manage the university's forested research properties under the highest standards of forest management.  
Butterfly Festival
It's been said that butterflies are nature's way of showing off, the delicate creatures displaying so many stunning colors.  
Sensor Drones
Many Tennessee farmers use drones to fly over and view crops. UTIA is now working on sensors attached to drones to provide valuable information.  
Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest
Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products. Finding the best materials for this purpose is part of the mission for UT's Center for Renewable Carbon.  
Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.  
Urban Forestry
Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas.  
Billy Minser Talks Fire Ecology Class
Billy Minser talks about his fire ecology and management class while supervising his students at a controlled burn of an oak savannah in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area  
Forestry Audit
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.  
Christmas Greenery
Before you rush out to purchase Christmas decorations, UTIA experts say you may want to first check out your own backyard.  
Mine Reclamation
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.  
Beetle Tents
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.  
Changing Animal Population
In Tennessee, we're seeing changes in our animal population. Some species are moving in, but others are disappearing from our lands.  
Wood for Biomass
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.  
Teachers and Forestry
For many teachers, summer was hardly a vacation from their own brand of learning.  
Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.  
A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.