Upcoming Meetings & Conferences for Extension Professionals Working on Wildland Fire Programming

2017 Southern Extension Forestry Retreat

October 10-11, 2017- Cheaha State Park, Delta, Alabama

More information: http://www.sref.info/news/meetings/southeast-extension-meeting

The goal of the meeting is to bring southern Extension forest resource specialists together in order to review major issues,...

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Acting Regional Forester for the Southern
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Atlanta August 31, 2017 - Tony Tooke, who recently stepped down honorably from his position of Regional Forester in the Southern Region to take up the mantle of Forest Service Chief, announced today that the current Deputy Regional Forester...


In August, 2017, SREF staff traveled to two important meetings: the Annual Regional Program Leadership Network meeting in Fort Worth, Texas and a National Forest Tax Experts summit in Washington, DC. Both meetings provided an excellent opportunity for SREF to engage with its partners ,and to opened up possibilities for new collaborations.

Foresters & Extension Agents from Multiple States Aid Those in Path of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey cut across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi this week. Our thoughts are with those afflicted by the devastation, but we are proud of the response we've seen from our Extension and forestry colleagues. We've gathered some links to illustrate the strength of that response and provided some some Extension resources to help forest landowners care for their land and trees in the storm's aftermath.

Assessing the Impact of Urban and Community Forestry Grants Impact NUCFAC Img

Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) completed an impact assessment of the USDA Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. SREF found that programs funded through the grants reached millions of people and developed critical research. Moreover, in excess of $13 million...

SREF/UGA Warnell Extension Forest Health Program Collaborates on Training Workshops for Professionals in 3 States

This summer, Dr. David Coyle, Coordinator of the SREF Forest Health and Invasive Species Outreach and Education Program (FHIS) (southernforesthealth.net) helped organize and participated in 4 workshops on forest health threats and management for forestry and natural resource professionals in 3 states. These workshops included classwork and fieldwork and represented a collaboration between FHIS, SREF, and other Extension programs and state partners.

2016 Southern Regional Extension Forestry Annual Report Highlights Achievement through Partnership & Collaboration

The 2016 Southern Regional Extension Forestry Annual Report offers a snapshot of the collaborative projects that the SREF office worked on with the 13 Southern Land-grant Universities and other key partners during the year. The breadth and scope of projects, programming areas, and project impact numbers demonstrate the impressive reach and efficacy of the southeastern natural resource and forestry Extension community.

Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards 2016-2017

The results of the 2016-2017 Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards for Excellence. 24 projects with 62 unique project contributors were honored with gold, silver, and bronze awards based on votes from Extension peers.

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Dr. Adam Maggard

On January 4, 2017, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University welcomed Dr. Adam Maggard asan Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Forest Systems Management with 75% Extension and 25% Teaching appointment. In his new position, Dr. Maggard will concentrate...

SREF's Forest Health Program Releases Fact Sheets on Chinese Tallowtree and Laurel Wilt
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December, 2016 - Southern Regional Extension Forestry'sForest Health and Invasive Species Outreach and Education program(FHIS) recently released two new fact sheets to arm Extension professionals with the latest information on invasive threats and frustrating fungi:Chinese Tallowtree Biology and...and...

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