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11.24.2009

To address issues on invasive species and ecosystem (agricultural, forestedand natural system) health, the Center for Invasive Species and EcosystemHealth has been established at the University of Georgia. Invasive plants,insects, plant pathogens, aquatic species and terrestrial wildlife cost theUnited States economy more than $100 billion each year.

11.24.2009

North Carolina State University Extension Forestry has recently developed a research-based educational initiative entitled "NC Woody Biomass: Natures Renewable Energy!"

11.24.2009

Individual papers, photo album, and streaming video of most presentations may be viewed on the symposium web page: www.familyforestrysymposium.wsu.edu

11.24.2009

By industry people for industry is how the Georgia Research Institute and University of Georgia's Center of Continuing Education are promoting the "From Forest to Finished Products" Conference and Expo.

11.24.2009

The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) honored families and distinguished members of the forestry community during the 2009 National Forest Landowners Conference, May 27 to 29, in Amelia Island, Florida.

11.24.2009

The U.S. Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) will host a 2-day workshop, Remaining Competitive in Hardwood Components Production, April 20-21 in Princeton, WV.

11.24.2009

PRINCETON, WVa—The U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center is overseeing development of an online Training Information Exchange System. This system will help individuals from primary and secondary wood products industries locate continuing education training opportunities, such as workshops and short courses that meet search criteria. System users can either search for available training opportunities in the database or use the e-mail notification system to be automatically informed of appropriate workshops and short courses.

11.24.2009

The Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) is accepting applications for cost-share demonstration projects that assist the WERC in meeting its mission of facilitating interaction and information exchange with the forest products industry that will enhance opportunities for sustained forest products production in the eastern hardwood forest region.

11.24.2009

BLACKSBURG, VA., July 2, 2007 - Virginia Tech researchers have received $1.2 million to study protein-protein interactions associated with biomass production in poplar wood. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly selected the Virginia Tech project and 10 others for awards totaling $8.3 million for biofuel research that may increase the availability and use of alternative fuels.

11.24.2009

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 23, 2006 Beginning this fall, Virginia Techwill offer a one-of-a-kind Ph.D. program in geospatial and environmental analysis. "This interdisciplinary doctoral program, based in the College of Natural Resources, is designed to meet one of the great challenges of the twenty-first century the sustainable management and conservation of natural resources," explained geography department head Larry Grossman.

 
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