The American Forests Foundation's Center for Conservation Solutions is hosting a workshop in Ellicott City, MD, on September 10th and 11th, 2008, intended to start an ongoing dialogue focused on how family forest owners can capitalize on the ecological and economic benefits of ecosystem services markets. "Market-based approaches, such as payments for biodiversity offsets and watershed services, provide effective incentives to turn private forests into even greater assets, encouraging sustainable forestry, and combating fragmentation and land use change.
In a new partnership, the Arbor Day Foundation is working with NASF and individual State Foresters to identify proposals for reforestation projects to help offset the costs of seedlings for planting. The Foundation helped to plant more than 3 million trees in national forests in 2008 and is now turning its focus on state forest land in 2009 and beyond.
Portland-based GreenWood Resources is about to wager up to $300 million on China, where soaring demand for cabinets, paper and furniture makes wood a hot commodity. Poised to become one of the first U.S. companies to invest in Chinese timberland, GreenWood seeks fortune by taking Oregon expertise offshore.
The Hardwood Forestry Fund is seeking applications for 2010 hardwood tree planting and natural regeneration projects on public land that is managed for multiple-use including timber production. The next application deadline is August 7, 2009. Foresters who manage state forestland are encouraged to apply. Please visit the Hardwood Forestry Fund's new website http://www.hardwoodforestryfund.org for guidelines and application form.
With funding help from a number of private organizations and public agencies, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will purchase the state’s largest remaining privately-owned block of consolidated forest available for permanent protection. Located 75 miles southeast of Columbus, the forest is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the country and is home to more than 50 years of ongoing forest research.
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