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11.24.2009

The USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, will soon advertise a GS-12/13 Rural Forestry Program Manager position located in the Cooperative Forestry Unit, State & Private Forestry, the Regional Office, Region 8, Atlanta, GA. The Forester serves as Rural Forest Program Manager for the Rural Forestry Assistance Program, providing leadership, guidance, assistance, and administrative/technical direction throughout the thirteen-state Forest Service , Region 8 area.

11.24.2009

The Request for Nominations letter seeking candidates to serve on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will be mailed early next week.

11.24.2009

The Nontimber Forest Product Curriculum Workbook, written by Dr. Kathryn Lynch, is available through the Institute for Culture and Ecology website. This project was funded by the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry.

11.24.2009

(this information provided by Project Learning Tree, American Forest Foundation)Washington, D.C. - Environmental education may not yet be mainstream by this 39th anniversary of Earth Day, but there is growing recognition that it should be, with record levels of new funding that would be proposed under U.S. Senate and House bills introduced yesterday as the "No Child Left Inside Act of 2009." The bills would provide $100 million in new grants to schools that have adopted environmental literacy plans to provide environmental and outdoor educational opportunities for students and professional development for teachers.

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

RALEIGH, NC (5 October 2005) - The North Carolina Woodland Owners Association (NCWOA) is a newly-formed organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private landowners within our state. The NCWOA affirms the private property rights of landowners including their right to manage and harvest their woodlands in an economically, ecologically and socially responsible manner. To that end, the NCWOA vigorously encourages the practice of forestry as a means of helping landowners realize greater income, more wildlife, cleaner water, fewer wildfires and healthier forests.

11.24.2009

Research Institutions, Government, Environmental Experts and Leading Non-profit and For-profit Corporations Launch Effort to Determine Role of Forest Biotechnology in Fight Against Forest Diseases and Pests.

11.24.2009

These “lessons learned” regarding communicating to the general public about wildlife are drawn from both qualitative and quantitative research conducted on behalf of The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and The Nature Conservancy by our two firms in 2005. The research included a 1,000-person nationwide voter survey, as well as a series of six in-depth focus groups with voters in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Arizona.

11.24.2009

ITHACA---Private landowners in the Northeastern U.S.-- who collectively own nearly 70 percent of the region's 170 million acres of forestland--hold the key to providing healthy forests for generations to come. A new book, Forest Resource Management: A Landowner's Guide to Getting Started, NRAES-170 ($18.75 plus S&H/sales tax; 84 pages; March 2006) provides forestland owners the information they need to make sound management decisions and realize their full potential as stewards of their land. This book has been named the 2006 Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA).

11.24.2009

Farmers cannot pull land out of their Conservation Reserve Programcontracts without penalty, the Bush administration has decided, easingenvironmentalists' concerns about millions of acres being withdrawn toplant corn for a growing ethanol industry.

 
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