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Friday, January 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades, and woodlands on their properties for both wildlife habitat and agriculture production...
Friday, January 23, 2015
A set of 16 maps, commissioned by the United States Census and published in 1884 have been digitized by the David Rumsey Map Collection. The maps represent American forests by genus of tree, density, and position. The maps were compiled at the direction of dendrologist and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent. Sargent,...
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has announced that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability.         In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 24, requiring the...
Friday, January 23, 2015
New Mexicans have an easy opportunity to turn just a few dollars of their state tax refund into trees for New Mexico communities through the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program. All it takes is filling out a simple form attached to the state tax return. Funded exclusively through private donations, the New Mexico Forest Re-...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Blog submitted by Sarah C. Gracey, urban forestry coordinator with the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). Kentucky's successful urban and community forestry project “Increasing Rural Community Wealth and Environmental Health in SW VA and SE KY Coal Counties” was funded as a USDA Forest Service State & Private...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The hemlock woolly adelgid poses a grave threat to the eastern hemlock tree and state forestry officials are mounting an effort to combat it. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is honing a conservation plan to save the eastern hemlock, the official state tree since 1931. It will rely...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), working collaboratively with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation, have helped confirm that addition of a wheat gene increases the blight resistance of American chestnut trees. The ORNL team, in collaboration with...
Friday, January 9, 2015
An initiative to develop new sustainable wood projects to support rural economies by constructing a new style of tall buildings was announced at Oregon's Business Leadership Summit. Thomas Maness, dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, told the gathering that his school is partnering with the University...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Washington Department of Natural Resources officials think thinning and restoring more forests on public and private lands throughout the state could help prevent another wildfire season like 2014, which was the most destructive in state history. The agency is asking the state legislature to quintuple the amount spent on...

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