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Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Blog submitted by Sarah C. Gracey, urban forestry coordinator with the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). Kentucky's successful urban and community forestry project “Increasing Rural Community Wealth and Environmental Health in SW VA and SE KY Coal Counties” was funded as a USDA Forest Service State & Private...
Friday, January 9, 2015
An initiative to develop new sustainable wood projects to support rural economies by constructing a new style of tall buildings was announced at Oregon's Business Leadership Summit. Thomas Maness, dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, told the gathering that his school is partnering with the University...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Washington Department of Natural Resources officials think thinning and restoring more forests on public and private lands throughout the state could help prevent another wildfire season like 2014, which was the most destructive in state history. The agency is asking the state legislature to quintuple the amount spent on...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced the release of its updated Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification under the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). The Standards, which are revised every five years, are the result of a rigorous, multi-stakeholder process and based on international guidelines for...
Friday, January 9, 2015
New Mexico is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, with the first runoff forecast of the year pointing to yet another year of low flows on the Rio Grande. Water managers cautioned that it is still early, with months left for mountain snows to catch up. “There’s a lot of winter yet to come,” said David Gensler, water...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The 2015 National Smokey Bear Awards nomination period is now open. This prestigious award program recognizes organizations and/or indiciduals for outstanding service in wildfire prevention programs. These awards remind us of the hard work our employees and cooperators do to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires.  ...
Friday, January 9, 2015
If it takes a community to raise a kid, then Katie and Jennifer Barbeau are doing things right at the Mountain Girl Farm. So much of the food their goats eat is donated by neighbors in north Adams, Mass. The most in season item on the menu is Christmas trees. The goats eat them clean from the needles to the trunk.  "The...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The hemlock woolly adelgid poses a grave threat to the eastern hemlock tree and state forestry officials are mounting an effort to combat it. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is honing a conservation plan to save the eastern hemlock, the official state tree since 1931. It will rely...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), working collaboratively with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation, have helped confirm that addition of a wheat gene increases the blight resistance of American chestnut trees. The ORNL team, in collaboration with...

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