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Two Chiefs' Partnership Award

The Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal (, a southern regional, multi-agency product providing education to landowners and natural resource professionals across the nation, is awarded the 2011 Two Chiefs' Partnership Award!

Virginia Tech researchers release new edition of plant identification software

The 2011 Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference will be held at the Imperial Palace Resort & Spa, Biloxi, MS on June 13-16, 2011.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 24, 2010 – Thomas R. Fox of Christiansburg, Va., professor of forestry in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for research and teaching at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.


Three Council Members and 53 Fellows Also Elected


P. K. Nair, a distinguished professor at the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation, will receive the Society of American Foresters' Barrington Moore Memorial Award.


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.


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.


WASHINGTON, May 23, 2006-Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today awarded more than $790,000 in federal cost-share grants to 12 organizations for use with urban and community forestry projects nationwide.


Funding is intended to stimulate projects that will utilize advanced communications technologies (e.g. web pages, videoconferencing, video streaming, chat rooms, etc) to share information and solutions on topics of concern to national forests and their neighboring communities. Of particular interest are projects which link geographically disparate national forest communities in the 32 state eastern hardwood region (for example, linking a community in Wisconsin that has a natural resource problem with a community in Georgia that has a solution).

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