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11.24.2009

Hosted by the University of Florida/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, will be held at the University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union in Gainesville, Florida.

11.24.2009

Educators, policymakers, forestry and natural resource professionals and others interested in forest and agricultural biomass issues and opportunities will want to attend the “Status, Trends, and Future of the South's Forest and Agricultural Biomass” conference on August 29-31 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens.

11.24.2009

Confronting the Cogongrass Crisis Across the South, will be convened in Mobile, AL November 7 and 8, at the Author R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. The conference will cover the most effective and efficient cogongrass management strategies and treatments for forests, preserves, rights-of-way, and pastures, and with direct utility for municipalities and parks.

11.24.2009

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, (NUCFAC) announces a new approach and format for the U.S. Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge cost share grant program:

11.24.2009

An innovative conference entitled “New Strategies for Urban Natural Resources: Integrating Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry and Planning” is being planned in Chicago for May 2007.

11.24.2009

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2006-Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today awarded more than $790,000 in federal cost-share grants to 12 organizations for use with urban and community forestry projects nationwide.

11.24.2009

Funding is intended to stimulate projects that will utilize advanced communications technologies (e.g. web pages, videoconferencing, video streaming, chat rooms, etc) to share information and solutions on topics of concern to national forests and their neighboring communities. Of particular interest are projects which link geographically disparate national forest communities in the 32 state eastern hardwood region (for example, linking a community in Wisconsin that has a natural resource problem with a community in Georgia that has a solution).

11.24.2009

By S. Heather Duncan - hduncan@macontel.com Georgia's owners of forest land have long argued that they somehow should get credit for the public service their trees provide: Cleaning the air by absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Now the state of Georgia is helping create a market for this invisible commodity. Tree growers and farmers could receive payments for storing carbon to reduce global warming.

11.24.2009

The 13th Annual Forest Utilization Conference and Equipment Exposition is scheduled for April 30 through May 2, 2008. Forestry on the Grow – Exploring Opportunities & New Technologies for Natural Resources Management & the Wood Products Industry – will be held at Western Hills Guest Ranch in Sequoyah Resort Park near Wagoner, Oklahoma.

11.24.2009

This conference focuses on how the economic, social and environmental returns from small-scale forestry can be improved. The conference is of relevance to both researchers and policy makers from developed and developing countries. There will be a particular focus on using systems-based approaches for improving returns from small-scale forestry and agroforestry

 
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