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Monday, January 30, 2012
October 2012 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA). This report expanded the focus of the national forest inventory in the United States to include monitoring of the forest resource trends on a more frequent time interval. In recognition of this...
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and Gov. Steve Beshear signed a proclamation declaring 2012 as "The Year of Kentucky's Forests." KDF's yearlong celebration of its centennial will include salutations during the State Arbor Day Ceremony, informational displays at the capitol...
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) has released a new report about forest certification in the South. Forest Certification Programs: Status and Recommendations in the South provides detailed information regarding forest certification, a comparison of the major certification systems and recommended strategies for...
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has partnered with McGraw Hill to launch a continuing education unit for architects and builders to promote the benefits of using certified wood in green building projects. "Certified Wood Branches Out: Forest Certification's Evolving Role in Green Building Rating Systems"...
Friday, January 27, 2012
Some of California's rank-and-file firefighters earn so much money in overtime that the state has revived pay bonuses worth thousands of dollars to lure them into management. Along with the department's graying ranks and early-retirement incentives, the trend has depleted Cal Fire's leadership ranks. The state is...
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Sustainable Forestry Council has provided the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with recommendations (PDF) on timely forest conservation issues and appropriate actions to help Maryland implement a no-net-loss of forest policy.
Friday, January 27, 2012
"The main purpose is responsible forestry. I don't think you do certification for the market. You do certification because you care about responsible forestry. From that, you get marketplace benefits." Kathy Abusow, president of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Forest Service has released a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for land management planning for the National Forest System. USDA and Forest Service staff carefully considered nearly 300,000 comments received on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement to develop a preferred...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
An Arizona lawmaker is arguing the state should declare its sovereignty and take control of its national forests in response to devastating wildfires and perceived inaction by the federal government.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By working with colleagues at the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey, researchers Josef Kellndorf and Wayne Walker spent six years assembling a national forest map, using space-based radar, satellite sensors, computer models, and enormous quantities of ground-based data. The end result, according to NASA, is...

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