The Alliance for Community Trees is organizing the first annual Green Infrastructure Summit and Urban Trees Forum May 14-15 to pursue changes in domestic policy with a new Congress and a new administration. The two days of Hill meetings and discussions will take place at The Methodist Building on Capitol Hill at 100 Maryland Avenue NE in Washington, DC.
Research from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) and the Mississippi Forestry Commission have announced findings of the 2006 Forest Inventory and Analysis report, titled "Mississippi's Forests, 2006." The report shows, among other things, that despite heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's total tree volume increased by 25 percent since the last inventory was conducted in 1994, while forestland area increased by 6 percent.
An infusion of federal stimulus funds is bringing a new Forestry Sciences Laboratory to the Fort Collins-based Rocky Mountain Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. The $5.3 million state-of-the-art facility will allow scientists to expand their research on forest-health issues such as bark beetles, climate change and water quality, officials say.
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and state lawmakers announced agency-requested legislation that would help prevent conversion of working forests to development-supporting clean air, sustainable working landscapes, and quality of life for communities.
"Avoiding the print option does absolutely nothing to save the planet or forests. The nation's forest landowners can't keep growing trees without markets for this natural, organic and renewable product." Wall Street Journal editorial from tree farmer Chuck Leavell and U.S. Endowment head Carlton Owen
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