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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently hiring two fulltime, permanent research scientist positions - a Forest Research Ecologist AND a Forest Research Economist/Sociologist.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The public review period for revisions of the ANSI A300 national tree care standards is now open. Submit comments for ANSI A300 Part 6- "Planting and Transplanting of Trees and Shrubs" before February 5; for ANSI A300 Part 7- "Integrated Vegetation Management" before February 20. A300 documents provide standard definitions...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The NJ State Forestry Services is currently looking to fill the vacant Chief, Bureau of Forest Management position. The Bureau Chief will report directly to the State Forester, providing leadership to the NJ Forest Service concerning the planning, coordination and implementation of programs vital to the health of New...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) sells educational materials and products as part of our mission to sustain healthy trees and forests across America. Our materials support the essential conservation education and fire prevention efforts of teachers, foresters, fire departments, and other agencies and...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (FRCC), a federal advisory committee established under the 2008 Farm Bill, will hold their first meeting on January 20 in Washington, DC. The committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on priorities and issues related to non-industrial private forestry. Applications for...
Monday, January 9, 2012
In response to a 36-state infestation of stink bugs, the USDA has devoted $5.7 million to a task force of researchers who are trying to find a natural predator for the vermin and lure them into traps. The insects forage on about 300 species of produce, trees and vegetation. An estimated $21 billion worth of crops are at...
Friday, January 6, 2012
2011 was a good year for forests: A national cohesive strategy for wildfire, implementing Forest Action Plans, a USDA policy for green building, of course the International Year of Forests, and so much more. Thanks for all you did for trees and forests! Find NASF on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to see what's in store for...
Friday, January 6, 2012
The recent publication "Sustaining Young Forest Communities: Ecology and Management of Early Successional Habitats in the Central Hardwood Region" from the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station provides an in-depth look by ecologists, conservationists, and land managers, the book defines early successional...
Friday, January 6, 2012
Pending legislation in New Jersey would provide for a forest harvest program on state-owned land. A recent editorial support the bill explains why it is a better solution for forest health than passive forest management.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a call for nominations to serve on a newly-formed advisory committee that will guide better management of national forests and grasslands. The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule will advise and give...

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