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Mississippi storms cause $3.7M in timber damage

State forestry officials now estimate the damage to timber in north Mississippi by last week’s storm system to be more than $3.7 million. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the costliest damage was to hardwood, valued at more than $2.8 million.

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.

2011 - The International Year of Forests

The United Nations has dubbed the year 2011, The International Year of Forests. The year will be dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges facing the world's forests today like deforestation and calling to action much needed forest conservation. The global campaign will aim to give the public more motivation to help sustain and manage forests for the future.

Forestry's economic value recognized as Georgia celebrates Arbor Day

Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed Friday, February 18 Georgia Arbor Day, and the Georgia Forestry Commission is using the occasion to highlight the new bottom line created by healthy forests.

Alabama Forestry Commission offers tornado recovery resources

The recent storms that devastated communities across the South havealso wiped out many landowners’ timber investments. The Alabama Forestry Commission is offering advice to help landowners cope with the loss and recovery of storm damage.

A century of history in nation's second experimental forest

The Priest River Experimental Forest in Idaho, the second Experiment Forest to be established in the entire country, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The 6,400-acre forest has provided invaluable scientific research that has benefited forests throughout America and even some foreign countries.

Arbor Day Foundation issues 2012 state reforestation call for proposals

Since 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked directly with NASF to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the U.S. Since the beginning of this reforestation partnership, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 8.5 million trees. ADF is currently seeking proposals for 2012 plantings that will positively impact the environment, create habitat for wildlife, promote watershed restoration, and other benefits to the public.

Moody's downgrades outlook for paper and forestry products industry

Moody's Investors Service changed its outlook for the paper and forestry products industry to negative from stable as price and demand of products in the industry are expected to weaken over the next 12 to 18 months, the credit rating agency announced yesterday.

SFI launches continuing education unit for architects and builders

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has partnered with McGraw Hill to launch a continuing education unit for architects and builders to promote the benefits of using certified wood in green building projects. "Certified Wood Branches Out: Forest Certification's Evolving Role in Green Building Rating Systems" reinforces the growing acceptance of all certification standards by the green building community and government agencies.

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