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Friday, April 18, 2014
As career foresters retire, local wood products companies need workers with bachelor’s degrees in forestry.  While this seems like good news for a tough job market, recent graduates with four-year degrees in forestry typically don’t want to move to places like rural Oregon, where there is need, and rural, often poor kids...
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Georgia Forestry Foundation’s artwork and slogan contests offers students and schools an opportunity to win a prize valued up to $35,000.  The initiative, “Forestry: A Foundation for our Future” was launched to create greater awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of Georgia’s 24.8 million acres...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The symposium on “Forestry Best Management Practice Effectiveness” is meant to communicate recent research findings on BMP effectiveness in the eastern U.S to a broad audience including forest managers and industry representatives as well as state and federal regulatory agency staff.  It is also meant to catalogue BMP...
Friday, April 11, 2014
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of more that $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers.  Upcoming webninars to discuss the 2014 Request for Applications for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Competitive Grants...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
From April 7-10, forest scientists and fire managers will meet in Bend, Oregon to discuss the latest research on fire ecology and its implications for forest management.  The week will include the 3rd biennial Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium, the first meeting of the newly formed Oregon Prescribed Fire Council and a...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Urban gardening can be a great way to gain access to fresh food and time outdoors, and our urban forests massively benefit our communities, but gardeners should be wary of potential toxic metals and chemicals in the soil. According to a recent study, urban gardeners aren’t prone to inspecting the soil they’re planting in...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Last year, the National Association of State Foresters partnered with the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation to inform children nationwide of the importance of forests and forestry jobs under the theme “Work in Process.”  This year’s theme couldn’t be more perfect – “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future” refers to...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council that helps prepare volunteer fire departments to conduct home assessments in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in order to prevent and mitigate damage caused by wildfire. The program includes a...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, the National Association of Regional Councils, and partner organizations such as Arbor Day Foundation are working on a project designed to create tools that regional councils can use to promote growing urban forestry programs among their member municipalities...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Council of Western State Foresters and Grant Management USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Denver this June 25-26th.  Training will focus on basic components of grant management reporting and record keeping for federal and non-federal grants, grant management case studies, the upcoming impact and...

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