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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishes Longleaf Stewardship Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently introduced its Longleaf Stewardship Fund, a collaborative partnership intended to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem and complete Range-Wide Conservation Plan goals.


CLEMSON -- A Clemson University forester has received the Clemson Alumni Award for Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service. Robert M. Franklin, who started his Clemson Extension career in March of 1985, received his award from Clemson President Jim Barker during a December faculty meeting. Barker cited Franklin for "outstanding service in the development and delivery of programs for longleaf pine management and wildlife food and habitat management."


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).


By S. Heather Duncan - 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.

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