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Thursday, July 3, 2014
The recent decision by the Department of Defense (DoD) to halt further transfer of excess trucks, generators, pumps, and engine parts will cost states and local fire departments the opportunity to utilize excess equipment to protect lives and property from wildfire. There are two major federal excess property programs for...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14.  Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Matt Harris is the new Arbor Day Foundation's new chief executive, only the second in the organization's 42 year history. "The work of the Arbor Day Foundation is as important as ever," Harris said in an Arbor Day press release. "We stand poised to expand our leadership role in ensuring that trees are recognized as a vital...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Boston Society of Architects has opened an exhibit called Urban Timber: From Seed to City which will run through September. "Urban Timber" presents recent innovations in wood technology, case studies of of timber construction in taller buildings, as well as installations by four architecture teams chosen for their...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced its 2014 plans for the state's Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation. The infestation was first discovered in 2012. Ohio State University Extension Educator Dr. Curtis Young said...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently toured facilities in La Grande and Wallowa that are participating in efforts to improve forest health and reduce fire risk while securing and creating jobs in rural Oregon. Along with First Lady Cylvia Hayes, the Governor visited the Boise Cascade Particleboard Plant outside of La...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This past winter was the coldest Detroit had experienced in 36 years, but it did little to stop the invasive emerald ash borer. “We didn’t find a single dead larva,” Deborah G. McCullough, professor of entomology and forestry at Michigan State, told the New York Times. McCullough led a study of ash trees in Lower Michigan...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Joyce Qin, 11-year-old Memphis-area student, is the national winner of the 2014 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. Oh, and she's adorable. "Joyce competed against 30,000 contestants. This is quite an accomplishment," U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said at a ceremony unveiling the art. "We use this contest as...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Benton County, Oregon Deputy Brent Iverson is on the lookout for criminals who steam non-timber forest products from lands, often damaging the ecosystem in the process.   Forest products theft is a multibillion dollar industry every year in the United States, according to Iverson.   Depending on the time of year...
Friday, June 27, 2014
New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs, with shipments in 2013 accounting for more than 20 percent of global trade, according to estimates by Wood Resources International LLC. Russia and the United States ranked second and third as global log suppliers, each shipping about 15 percent of the...

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