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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials,...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
On June 17, NASF staff participated in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) Advocacy Day in the House of Representatives. NASF joined allied organizations belonging to the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, formed in 2009, to meet with nearly 70 House offices and seek their support for the WDFA (H.R...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program, the Wyoming State Forestry Division is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Through a partnership with the Montana Department of Natural Resources, the Wyoming State Forestry Division established The Northern Rockies Tree...
Monday, June 15, 2015
As temperatures heat up, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to take extra precautions to prevent roadside wildfires. Low humidity, high winds and hot temperatures are a dangerous combination that can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires. More than 50 percent of wildfires in Arizona are caused by...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
This summer marks the sixth year of the visiting forester program at Philmont Scout Ranch. Through this program, professional foresters spend a week in the Philmont, New Mexico backcountry interacting with participants who hike through the demonstration forest. With this summer’s recruits, more than 50 individual foresters...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The trees and forests have been a pivotal resource for Rhode Island since the first European settlers built their homes. “The Economic Importance of Rhode Island’s Forest Based Economy” provides a brief summary of this valued asset. This summary outlines the hard numbers in dollars, but Rhode Island’s forests offer far...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals. CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals. CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
If you’ve noticed a hazy sky in parts of the Midwest and East in the past few days, you can blame Canada. Smoke from dozens of large Canadian wildfires has been blown into parts of the U.S. For the most part, the smoke is lofted in the upper atmosphere, so you probably won't smell it, but you can see it in the form of haze...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The USDA Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are seeking nominations for the 2015 Two Chiefs' Partnership Award. Nominations are due by June 15, 2015. The awards recognize successful forestry conservation efforts made possible through partnerships among the Forest Service, NRCS, State Forestry...

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