Forest Action Plans: Guidelines for Forests

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Thinning project boosts forest health in AZ's White Mountains

The White Mountain Stewardship Project, a 10-year project that began in 2004, has thinned more than 40,000 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests while creating jobs, enhancing rural development and resulting in healthier forests.

Dying pine seedlings a mystery in CA state park

After the state’s largest wildfire destroyed most of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in 2003, California foresters planted hundreds of thousands of seedlings hoping for regrowth. But many seedlings are dying, a mystery that foresters are scrambling to solve.

Colorado agencies sign MOU to enhance integrated landowner assistance

Building on the work of the Joint Forestry Team, four of Colorado's leading natural resources organizations have entered into the first-ever official interagency Memorandum of Understanding to improve resource stewardship in Colorado.

American chestnut is poised for a comeback

Thanks to efforts by American chestnut aficionados and foresters in the east, a hybrid American chestnut could one day regain the vast swaths of woodland from Maine to Georgia it once dominated.

Maryland DNR seeking dual certification several state forests

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking dual certification (FSC & SFI) for all three western Maryland state forests, a move that will protect forest industry jobs and garner national recognition of the state's commitment to sustainable forestry management.

NASF/Arbor Day Foundation partnership seeks proposals for reforestation projects

A partnership between NASF and the Arbor Day Foundation has been working to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the U.S. since 2008. This partnership provides funding for seedlings in forests recovering from fire, storms, disease, and other threats. The Arbor Day Foundation is currently seeking proposals for 2011 plantings that will positively impact the environment, create habitat for wildlife, promote watershed restoration, and other benefits to the public.

Demonstration forest in Utah will be a place to practice and learn forest management

Southern Utah University and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands are working together to create a demonstration forest where students, natural resources professionals and the public can learn about forest care. The demonstration area will show how to maintain or revitalize damaged forests to a natural state through actions like small-scale burning and logging.

New York releases draft strategic plan for state forest management

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the release of a draft “Strategic Plan for State Forest Management," which will guide management of the 786,000-acre state forest holdings. The plan is available for public review and comment through Oct. 29. Key goals of the draft plan focus on eco-system health and diversity, economic benefits, forest conservation, recreation and sustainable management.

Two Chiefs' Partnership Awards nominations deadline extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the Two Chiefs' Partnership Awards has been extended to September 30, 2010. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service are requesting nominations for their fifth annual Two Chiefs' Partnership Award.
Nominations should be submitted to the Joint Forestry Team website by September 30.


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