Last week the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 706, more commonly referred to as the Forest Preservation Act of 2013. State Forester Steve Koehn was integral facilitating the process that provided the General Assembly with the background and information to support the passage of the Forest Preservation Act of 2013.
Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the decision of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Florida that the U.S. Department of Labor lacks the authority to issue regulations governing the H-2B guestworker program. This decision upholds the lower court’s preliminary injunction (in Bayou Lawn and Landscape Services v. Solis).
Last week NASF submitted comments on the sixth draft of LEED standards. The comments addressed the use of sustainably sourced wood in building design and construction, interior design and construction, and existing buildings and neighborhood development, while taking into account the current draft language's exclusion of all but one certification system.
NASF has been giving our Smokey Bear and other fire prevention educational materials a makeover! Our online Educational Materials Store has the perfect items to complement your outreach efforts. You'll find new items like Smokey temporary tattoos, pencils and zipper pulls, and don't miss our new bookmark and postcards with classic Smokey artwork.
So what exactly is Vancouver-based architect Michael Green thinking when he proposes using wood to erect urban skyscrapers and multifamily structures of up to 30 stories? “Earth grows our food,” he says in his 2013 TED Talk. “We should move toward an ethic that the earth should grow our homes.”
The Forest Service has announced the topic of its next webinar in the Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation series - Session #12: Greening Grey Infrastructure: Federal Highway Administration's Eco-Logical Approach and Case Studies from National Forests in Ohio and Washington.
All around the country this summer, teachers will be going out into the forest and learning about the environment through sustainable forestry teachers’ tours. The tours provide an opportunity for educators to become immersed in the social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainable forestry. Teachers are provided with beneficial information to take back to their classrooms, empowering students with information needed to make positive change.
Calling all photographers - professionals, amateurs, and the camera sharp shooter! Submit your photos to SFI's Photo Contest. Across North America, more than 200 million acres are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. program. SFI's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management, supports domestic working forest communities and workers, and the SFI chain-of-custody certification reassures buyers they are purchasing from sustainably resourced products.
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