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Thursday, March 22, 2012
On behalf of NASF, California State Forester Ken Pimlott gave testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and related Agencies today on funding recommendations for USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) programs. The testimony follows a number of letters NASF has sent...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Swapping cement and steel for timber is the vision of a number of environmentally-minded architects who are planning high-rise buildings across the world. "Cutting down trees to make buildings doesn't immediately sound eco-friendly either, but if sourced from sustainably managed forests (like those in Europe and North...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
On World Forestry Day (March 21), the ShadeFund, a program of The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, teamed up with the Forest Guild, Dovetail Partners, The Pinchot Institute for Conservation, and Forest Business Network to celebrate the abundance of resources provided by our forests....
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The White House sponsored a Working Lands and Healthy Watersheds roundtable this week focused on how to more effectively and efficiently invest EPA and USDA resources to improve water quality for rural communities. Some of the themes that emerged from the session are that flexibility can allow states, watershed groups and...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
NASF recently submitted formal comments to the U.S. Green Building Council regarding the draft LEED 2012 standard, which continues the practice of rewarding one forest certification program at the expense of other credible programs. "USGBC can expand and support the sustainable production and supply of environmentally...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Forestry officials are warning of significant tree defoliation in Massachusetts this spring caused by the invasive winter moth. Federal and state officials say a heavy and widespread moth flight in the state in November and December means more defoliation over a larger area. Winter moths defoliated about 80,000 forested...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tennessee's urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report. The study is the first of its kind in Tennessee.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that 23 federal agencies and their 130 subagencies launched nearly 700 initiatives focused on renewable energy in fiscal 2010. The Departments of Defense (DOD), Agriculture (USDA), Energy (DOE), and the Interior were collectively responsible for almost 60...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Colorado State Forest Service has named Joe Duda its new deputy state forester for support services.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
U.S. Forest Service scientists have released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats. According to the Forests of the Northern United States report, forest coverage in the United States has...

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