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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
In response to the release of the 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests by the USDA Forest Service, NASF calls for practical and realistic actions to ensure the future sustainability of the nation's forests. Coinciding with the release of the report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests, convened in Washington...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Effective August 1, Idaho State Forester George Bacon is retiring after 33 years with the Idaho Department of Lands. George has been an active member of NASF and the Council of Western State Foresters/Western Forestry Leadership Coalition.  Beginning July 1, David Groeschl, current Division Administrator for Forestry and...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The invasive Asian longhorned beetle was recently detected in the southwestern town of Bethel, Ohio, across the Ohio River from Campbell County, Kentucky. The bug can significantly damage both rural and urban forests, but so far, has had the greatest impact in urban areas. Kentucky State Forester Leah MacSwords called...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Ad Council, along with the USDA Forest Service and NASF, launched a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Smokey Bear that target outdoor burning, a major cause of unwanted, human-caused wildfires across the country. The PSAs are designed to encourage Americans to be proactive about wildfire...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The USDA Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill three positions on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, which serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry Program.  Nominations are sought for 1) an individual representing...
Monday, June 27, 2011
The "2011 Forests in the Farm Bill Progress Report" produced by the American Forest Foundation (AFF) shows that, overall, forest owners are doing great work on the ground using conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Yet despite many gains, some...
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) have launched a pilot project to help bioenergy companies support responsible forest management through their procurement of woody biomass. The joint effort reflects the recognition by both organizations that the bioenergy industry provides new...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Casey Trees is seeking a Senior Director for Sustainability to lead and oversee a small Washington, DC, staffresponsible for Casey Trees' research, fee-for-service, information gathering/monitoring and IT functions. Click here for a full job description and application information.
Friday, June 24, 2011
NASF recently sent comments to the USDA Forest Service in support of the aerial delivery of fire retardants under "Guidelines for Aerial Application of Retardant or Foam Near Waterways," which are designed to minimize the impact of aerially delivered fire retardants on aquatic life and habitat. State Foresters...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Tony Ferguson will become Director of the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, effective August 14. Ferguson is Director of Minerals and Geology Management for the National Forest System, in Washington, DC, and previously was Assistant Director.

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