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11.24.2009

On Friday, USDA and EPA signed a partnership agreement to establish andpromote water quality credit trading markets through cooperativeconservation.

11.24.2009

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2005 - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced a proposal to dedicate $800 million in hurricane recovery funds for agricultural and timber producers, rural low-income housing assistance, restoration of natural resources and national forests, commodity food assistance programs, and rebuilding of USDA facilities.

11.24.2009

SUMMARY: The Forest Service is inviting all interested members of the public to provide input into the development of the USDA Forest Service Open Space Conservation Strategy and Implementation Plan, which will help shape the agency’s strategic role in a national effort to conserve open space. The Forest Service is interested in addressing the effects of the loss of open space on private forests; on the National Forests and Grasslands and surrounding landscape; and on forests in cities, suburbs, and towns. Input for the Strategy and Implementation Plan should focus on programs, research, partnerships, and/or policyrecommendations that could be developed to conserve open space. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for more background on the loss of open space and the Strategy and Implementation Plan.

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

A new book titled, "The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology,Silviculture, and Restoration," edited by Shibu Jose, Eric J. Jokela, andDeborah L. Miller of the University of Florida has just been published bySpringer Science of New York. This book is a state-of-the-art synthesis ofwhat we currently know about longleaf pine ecosystems and represents along-awaited update of the earlier classic longleaf pine book by Wahlenberg(1946).

11.24.2009

Washington, D.C. - The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, has named Jo and Kathy Pierce of Cumberland County, Maine as the 2007 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. The Pierces received the award during the 14th Annual National Tree Farmer Convention held in Madison, Wis. This annual ATFS award recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on privately owned forestland.

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

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2006- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner today announced that sign-up for the $504.1 million Emergency Forestry Conservation Reserve Program (EFCRP) will start July 17, 2006. The program helps landowners and operators restore and enhance forestland damaged by the hurricanes that occurred in 2005.

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:

 
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