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Friday, June 27, 2014
Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York carves eagles, mountain men and wolves from white pine. His specialty is bears.   Tyoe earns a living as a chainsaw artist, turning big logs into improbably fluid sculptures with nothing more than a tool that some use to cut firewood.   “I just use my imagination,”Mark Tyoe told...
Friday, June 27, 2014
East Face Forest Restoration Project, a partnership amongst five agencies, two counties, and private landowners, is underway.  The U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Bureau of Land Management, as well as private...
Friday, June 20, 2014
China's Shandong Tranlin Paper Co Ltd will invest $2 billion in a paper and fertilizer plant in Virginia that will be China's largest greenfield project in the United States. Shandong Tranlin will make the investment over five years near Richmond. The project will create 2,000 new jobs by 2020. Advanced manufacturing jobs...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Nearly 40 percent of recent development in the West has been in wildland fire zones. This risky pattern makes putting out fires more urgent, more dangerous and more expensive. The U.S. Forest Service has warned of “a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest” and has estimated that firefighting costs for the service and...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Enter the generation of en-TREE-preneurs—innovators using wood to create everything from iPhone cases to wooden speaker systems. Here are three such companies that are making a splash this year. Let's hope they source sustainably grown American wood! Read more > >  
Friday, June 20, 2014
Several companies operating paper and pulp mills in towns across Maine say the local tax bills they’re paying are more than the buildings, property and equipment are worth to an industry that provides jobs for thousands and makes up a significant portion of the state’s tax base. Some of the companies, such as Sappi Fine...
Friday, June 20, 2014
All around Madison, Wisconsin, residents are watching as yellow dots appear on their estimated 21,700 public ash trees, a sign that the invasive emerald ash borer has arrived. The borer makes trees brittle and dangerous. So even though most of the 8,500 trees slated to get the ax aren't infested yet, over the next few...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a perennial grass that’s causing huge problems in the Gulf Coast and other regions of the South where temperatures don’t get cold enough to limit its growth. This weed invades forests, rights-of-way, and agricultural fields, literally taking over the landscape and altering ecosystems....
Friday, June 20, 2014
With support from the NASF Foundation, NASF has selected Leslie Robertson of Illinois as its 2014 Photography Fellow. The outstanding photographer was selected from our strongest pool of candidates yet and will document the theme Working Forests Work throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota....
Friday, June 20, 2014
Patrice O'Brien of Oakland is the first woman to win the Mississippi Forestry Association Tree Farmer of the Year award. O’Brien got into the agriculture business when her father passed away in 1982, leaving the family's Twin Oaks Farm for her and her siblings to manage. “I was 30 years old at the time and had a full-time...

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