An in-depth article in the New Yorker magazine follows the global trail of illegal logging activities, from Wal-Mart to the Trans-Siberian Railway. "A fifth of the world’s wood comes from countries that have serious problems enforcing their timber laws, and most of those countries are also experiencing the fastest rates of deforestation.
The Communities Committee has published a new manual entitled, "Acquiring and Managing a Community-Owned Forest: A Manual for Communities." The document provides a guide for communities interested in establishing a community-owned forest, whether just beginning to think about a project or re-engaging community residents around land already in community ownership.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) and the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) have joined forces to plant 100,000 hardwood seedlings in communities throughout the state. Seedlings from AFC's Baucum Nursery will be distributed during tree giveaways hosted by area Conservation Districts; the AFC and AACD plan to have all seedlings distributed and planted by May 1.
New Hampshire's legislature is considering a bill that would merge the Department of Fish and Game, the Department of Agriculture, the Division of Parks and Recreation, and the Division of Forestry and Lands. An editorial in the Concord Monitorsays it's a bad idea.
This month the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) will initiates the second-ever inventory of the forests of U.S. Virgin Islands. The survey begins on the island of St. John and continues an effort to measure and monitor the public and private forest lands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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