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Policy Counsel Receives Natural Resources Award

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources selected Brent Keith, NASF's Policy Counsel, to receive the CNR Celebrating Natural Resources Award for 2015. 

Brent Keith Award

Each year the College of Natural Resources Leadership Team selects alumni meeting the requirements of noteworthy achievement for six distinguished college awards. The CNR Celebrating Natural 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Welcomes Virginia State Forester to Board

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced that four leaders have been elected to the independent Board of Directors, including Virginia State Forester Bettina Ring.

NASF Welcomes Forest Science & Health Committee Contractor Bob Simpson

The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Science and Health Committee welcome new committee contractor Robert (Bob) Simpson. 

In addition to his contract position with NASF's committee, Simpson is President and CEO of GreenWoodGlobal Consulting, Ltd. His firm specializes in working with forest products companies, natural resource agencies and natural resource NGOs, helping them meet their strategic directives involving forest sustainability, with focus on family forest owners, cooperatives and communities owning and managing forest land.

Bill Kaage Named Chief of National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management

Bill Kaage has been named chief of the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. He succeeds Tom Nichols, who retired on January 31, 2014.

As the Chief, Kaage is responsible for the overall leadership, policy and program direction for the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service.

He will administer a budget that exceeds $90 million in fire and aviation funding for the Service.

Susan Stein Named Director of USDA National Agroforestry Center

Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.
 
Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through forming and leading multidisciplinary teams from across the Federal government, as well as from universities, non-governmental organizations, and State governments.
 

Sarah McCreary's next adventure

If you were wondering what Sarah McCreary is up to post-NASF, Roll Call wrote a great story about her new role at Hamburger Co., a Democratic political and media consulting firm.

As communications director, Sarah will be working on the firm's branding, message development and web strategy efforts. She was an invaluable part of the NASF team and we wish her success in her new endeavors!

Boggus hired as director of Texas A&M Forest Service

On February 12, Tom Boggus was officially named director of Texas A&M Forest Service. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents announced Boggus was the sole finalist for the directorship late last month. The panel unanimously approved his hiring last week after waiting a state-mandated 21 days.

NASF forest policy internship - spring/summer session

The NASF Foundation is sponsoring a spring/summer internship opportunity at the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, DC, focused on forest policy. Dates negotiable for up to a 15-week period, beginning on or around May 1 for the spring/summer session. Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 6. 

Forest Policy internship opportunity -- Fall session

The NASF Foundation is sponsoring a Fall internship opportunity at the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, DC, focused on Forest Policy. Dates negotiable for up to a 15-week period, beginning on or around September 7 for the fall session. Applications must be received no later than Friday, August 13. 

NASF Forest Policy internship opportunity

The NASF Foundation sponsors a forest policy internship opportunity at the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, DC. Advanced undergraduate or graduate students at SAF-accredited forestry schools or with a strong interest in forest policy are encouraged to apply. Dates negotiable for up to a 15 week period throughout the year; apply now for the spring or summer session.

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