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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Lydia Scott is the Director of the Chicago Region Tree Initiative for The Morton Arboretum Chicago and its seven surrounding counties have more than 150 million trees, which make our area’s communities healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful.  But the trees that grow in the Chicago area are under serious threat,...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Matthew Cimitile is the Communications Coordinator for the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture   This week a coalition of government agencies, private organizations and bird partnerships under the umbrella of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative released the 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With support from the Forest Legacy Program of the USDA Forest Service, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The economy of Northern New Hampshire was anchored for generations by the pulp and paper industry until 2006 when the historic mill in Berlin closed...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rebecca Nisley is a science writer and editor for the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. We know that trees provide ecosystem benefits even in cities. The oxygen, cooling shade, and carbon storage are commonly understood, but did you know that trees also remove air pollution? Trees do this by catching small...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Blog post reprinted with permission from the Arbor Day Foundation. As the nation celebrates Arbor Day today, let’s reflect on the value of trees, and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing, and lift spirits following natural disasters. Trees are vital to successful, long-term recovery...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In honor of National Arbor Day, the Florida Forest Service is highlighting Florida’s commitment to the protection of forests and wildlife. For more than a decade, Florida’s forest owners have demonstrated a dedication to good forest stewardship through voluntary participation in forestry Best Management Practices (BMP)...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
With support from the Forest Legacy Program of the USDA Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan.  In late 2014 the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, acquired a conservation easement on 6,800 acres of working forest...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced that four leaders have been elected to the independent Board of Directors, including Virginia State Forester Bettina Ring. SFI's 18-member, multi-stakeholder Board of Directors comprises three chambers, representing environmental, economic and social interests...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources selected Brent Keith, NASF's Policy Counsel, to receive the CNR Celebrating Natural Resources Award for 2015.  Each year the College of Natural Resources Leadership Team selects alumni meeting the requirements of noteworthy achievement for six distinguished college...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Late Tuesday night the United States Senate approved legislation to make retroactive payments for fiscal year 2014 and to extend payments for fiscal year 2015 to counties under the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act (Secure Rural Schools, or SRS) program. The House of Representatives had already...

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