In partnership with University of Georgia and Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Clemson University has developed a course for landowners. The course, Natural Resources Opportunities for Landowners will run for five weeks online and began in early October 2012.
The goal of this course is to provide non-industrial private forest landowners an awareness of options available for managing their lands.
This week, Maryland Governor O'Malley announced the Stream Restoration Challenge. The Challenge is a competitive grant program open to local governments and non-government organizations to establish 1,000 acres of stream-side forests in Maryland by 2015.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission is once again selling tree seedlings and is now collecting online pre-order reservations for three planting seasons. It is hoped that the online orders will help the Commission with its reforestation efforts.
On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal formally recognized the benefits of using certified sustainable wood in green buildings in an Executive Order. The order promotes the use of green building standards in Georgia’s state buildings, encourages the use of wood as a green material and promotes equal recognition for all forest certification programs when following green building standards.
Upstate New York is leading the way in the biomass industry, and local businesses are taking advantage of it. Enchanted Forest/Water Safari and Water’s Edge Inn and Conference Center recently announced a biomass heating project and anticipate receiving a grant to cover 75 percent of the $2.2 million endeavor.
With biomass projects around the country taking off and more people viewing American forests as a sustainable resource, forests are becoming important to the nation's economy and job growth. The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that restoration efforts contributed $21 million to local economies and reduced fire threats on 123,000 acres of land nationwide.
The longest tenured Virginia Department of Forestry employee ever, Billy Apperson, is retiring after almost 50 years and an illustrious career with the department. In an effort to recognize his pivotal role in one of the most astounding restoration efforts ever undertaken in Virginia, bringing back the longleaf pine, the department wanted to honor his service with something out of the ordinary. They decide to name a whole forest after him.
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