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Friday, May 27, 2011
Getting rid of downed trees is a big part of clean-up efforts following tornadoes, but they may create another problem if an invasive species has made its way into the wood. When trucks move the trees to be mulched, forestry officials say the Emerald Ash Borer could be inadvertantly transported to an uninfested area.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thousands of New York ash trees were festooned with ribbons and signs as part of "Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week" to educate people about how they can help protect trees from infestation that devastates the landscape, habitats, and the forest product industry. State Forester Robert Davies said the only way to slow the...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Roundtable on Sustainable Forests (RSF) is sponsoring a webinar on May 31 in advance of the June 29 national meeting focused on the question,"Are the nation's forests sustainable" as measured by the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators. The United States 2010 report that has been in the review process for many...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The fiscal 2012 appropriations bill approved yesterday by the House Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee would completely eliminate the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) and would also cut mandatory farm bill conservation spending by more than $1 billion. The bill would...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
NASF joined a delegation from the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition to the Pacific Islands this week to gather information on how the pacific region protects the health of their forest resources. NASF Executive Director Jay Farrell joined WFLC Executive Director Caitlyn Pollihan, WFLC chair and Alaska State Forester...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is seeking a Principal Forester within the Division of Forest Environment. For more information visit http://www.dem.ri.gov/jobs/index.htm.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A new study contradicting the findings of the well-known 2010 Massachusetts biomass study by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences points out inherent flaws and incorrect assumptions in the Manomet authors' methodology. In short, the inaccuracies lead to flawed findings, which have prompted sweeping policy changes...
Friday, May 20, 2011
USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jay Jensen will resign from the Natural Resources and Environment mission area at USDA on June 10 to begin work at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the associate director for lands and water. Doug Crandall, legislative director for the...
Friday, May 20, 2011
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's has decided to deny rehearing en banc in the case of NEDC v. Brown regarding requirements on stormwater control systems for forest roads.  The decision means that forest landowners will have to obtain National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permits for...
Friday, May 20, 2011
Supply constraints are starting to put wood fuel into competition with the paper industry, experts say. London analysts see increasing evidence of a larger-scale market including big producers of wood pellets in Europe and North America and big intermediaries, such as Cargill and Gazprom, to balance large utility buyers...

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