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Friday, August 19, 2011
A $33 million, five-year partnership between the public utility Denver Water and the USDA Forest Service is supporting restoration projects on more than 38,000 acres of national forest watersheds critical for Denver's water supplies and infrastructure. Partnerships that leverage non-federal dollars are critical as the...
Friday, August 19, 2011
Josh Birnbaum, the 2011 International Year of Forests photography fellow, kicked off his 10-week journey in West Virginia, meeting generational tree farmers, budding foresters, and people in the state's local wood industry. Other features in his 6-state tour around the U.S. will include a training program for the Urban...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The American Tree Farm System is teaming with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to present a webinar series geared toward tree farmers on invasive species. The first webinar on August 24 focuses on the southern pine beetle; the second on August 31...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Rigid conservation measures may be less effective in slowing tropical deforestation than ones that allow the sustainable harvest of forest products, a new study by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) suggests. The paper, published in the journal PLoS ONE, concluded that indigenous involvement,...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
 The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has released a Request for Proposals (PDF) entitled: "Coordinating State Forest Action Plans and State Wildlife Action Plans: A Pilot Approach for the South." The project aims to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration and foster a new era of cooperation between state...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision declaring stormwater management systems on forest roads as "point sources" subject to an NPDES permit. NASF supports the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act that has been introduced in the U.S. Senate (S 1369) and U.S. House of Representatives (HR 2541), which...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry is seeking fifteen (15) Entry Level and Senior Level Foresters at various statewide locations. Applicants must take a required examination before August 29.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A webinar next Thursday, August 25 (1-3 PM MDT), will provide an overview of the policy landscape affecting biomass use and forest restoration projects. Chris Farley, National Climate Change Specialist with the USFS R&D Washington Office staff, will look at the current policy landscape, interactions between existing...
Monday, August 15, 2011
"Far from turning private lands into publicly owned parks or wilderness, working forest conservation easements can be a valuable tool for keeping private timber lands on the local and state tax rolls as providers of wood products, jobs and recreation including hunting and fishing." July 26 letter to the editor, Redding...
Friday, August 5, 2011
The NASF Washington Weekly Report will be on hiatus next week. Look for the next issue on Friday, August 19.

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