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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Still reeling from the devastating storm last month that destroyed the equivalent of a year’s worth of timber harvest  and $360 million in damage to South Carolina state forestlands, forest industry and industry organizations have been making additional calls to action in support of the March 5thState Forester’s Forest...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
NASF is pleased to announce that Olivia Reynolds has joined NASF as Fiscal Specialist.  Olivia’s first official day was March 17. Prior to joining NASF, Olivia cultivated an impressive resume in both the arts and in accounting.  She brings with her 12 years of accounting experience, including time spent as the accounting...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Virginia farm and forestry exports in 2013 are up more than 8 percent from the previous year for a record $2.85 billion, according to reports released at the sixth Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. Gov. Terry McAuliffee said his administration will strive to make Virginia the “East Coast capital” for...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The National Wildlife Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS) has announced the recipients of the “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Awards.”  This kicks off an annual awards program designed to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, the National Association of Regional Councils, and partner organizations such as Arbor Day Foundation are working on a project designed to create tools that regional councils can use to promote growing urban forestry programs among their member municipalities...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Council of Western State Foresters and Grant Management USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Denver this June 25-26th.  Training will focus on basic components of grant management reporting and record keeping for federal and non-federal grants, grant management case studies, the upcoming impact and...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Supporting President Obama’s Climate Action Plan goal of preserving the role of forests in mitigating climate change, the economic value of sustainable forestry just went up with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of a new partnership to train architects, engineers and builders about the benefits of advanced...
Monday, March 17, 2014
“Fingerprinting trees” may seem time-intensive and futuristic, but in an attempt to promote sustainable forestry in Indonesia, the largest producer of tropical timber, a project led by the University of Adelaide plans to do just that. By developing DNA markers for important timber species, certain trees will be able to be...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Texas A&M Forest Service contracted with Timmons Group to develop a new mobile and desktop application called “Tree Trails,” designed to collect information about trees throughout the State of Texas.  The app was created to allow teachers, youth organization leaders, and the general public to create a custom tree...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
“Pure Genius” hardwood floors use titanium dioxide technology to decompose bacteria, viruses, and molds as well as reduce potential carcinogens by constantly transforming toxic airborne particles into harmless water and carbon dioxide molecules.  This idea, patented by Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, hopes to address...

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