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11.24.2009

The American Forest Foundation's Center for Conservation Solutions and project partners have organized a series of landowner fields days in Florida. The field days will highlight and recognize the longleaf pine habitat restoration and conservation accomplishments at the host properties and discuss the forest management strategies used to ensure long-term economic and ecological benefits.

11.24.2009

Gwen Beavens of the USDA Forest Service, along with illustrator Jack Elrod, has published a children's activity book titled "Living on the Wild Side...Responsibly: An Activity Book about Living Near Woodlands" through the USDA. This book is about the responsibilities, risks, and rewards of living where wildlands and urban environments meet, the area land managers refer to as the Wildland Urban Interface. It is designed for students in the third-sixth grades.

11.24.2009

The University of Florida and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation invite you to attend the 2008 Working Forests in the Tropics Conference (WFT) held in Gainesville, FL at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, October 5-7.

11.24.2009

The Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program (WHPRP) is soliciting Letters of Intent (Due July 10, 2006) for our competitive awards program. Application for the awards is open to everyone.

11.24.2009

Industrial forest ownership in the US has seen a dramatic shift. Over the last 25 years, most of the publicly held forest products companies in the U.S. have either sold all, or most of their forestlands, or separated ownership of their forest assets from their manufacturing activities.

11.24.2009

BLACKSBURG, June 8, 2007 - Mila Alvarez, a professor in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and working at the university's National Capital Region campus, has authored a comprehensive report for the Society of American Foresters (SAF) that details everything there is to know about American forests.

11.24.2009

The Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources announced that its Department of Forestry as changed its name to the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation <http://www.forestry.vt.edu/> (http://www.forestry.vt.edu/) to better reflect the breadth and depth of the many natural resource programs offered.

11.24.2009

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 24, 2006 - A new partnership in the state, the Master Naturalist Program, is a grass-roots effort to train a cadre of volunteers who will work in their local communities to improve the environment. Virginia is basing the program on a model that is proving highly successful in other states and that is similar to the Master Gardener Program.

11.24.2009

The Woods and Wildlife Conference for owners of large and small tracts of land will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Roanoke for individuals, families, managers and interested persons to learn about woods, wildlife and other natural resources. The day will provide participants with multiple links to information, new ideas to implement, and a better understanding of their natural resources.

11.24.2009

The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Agriculture on the urban and community forestry program.

 
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