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Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council that helps prepare volunteer fire departments to conduct home assessments in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in order to prevent and mitigate damage caused by wildfire. The program includes a...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Deer are commonly thought of as a nuisance, but new studies show they might be more than just pretty traffic hazards: researchers from Cornell University say that a rapid increase in deer population could “forever alter” the progression of a forest’s natural future by “creating environmental havoc in the soil and...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been getting a lot of buzz lately as a carbon-retaining equivalent to steel, masonry and concrete.  The strengthened engineered wood, based in Europe, has been featured for its accepted usage in skyscrapers. Idaho Forest Group, which operates five mills in North Idaho, will work with Johann...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Still reeling from the devastating storm last month that destroyed the equivalent of a year’s worth of timber harvest  and $360 million in damage to South Carolina state forestlands, forest industry and industry organizations have been making additional calls to action in support of the March 5thState Forester’s Forest...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
NASF is pleased to announce that Olivia Reynolds has joined NASF as Fiscal Specialist.  Olivia’s first official day was March 17. Prior to joining NASF, Olivia cultivated an impressive resume in both the arts and in accounting.  She brings with her 12 years of accounting experience, including time spent as the accounting...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Virginia farm and forestry exports in 2013 are up more than 8 percent from the previous year for a record $2.85 billion, according to reports released at the sixth Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. Gov. Terry McAuliffee said his administration will strive to make Virginia the “East Coast capital” for...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The National Wildlife Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS) has announced the recipients of the “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Awards.”  This kicks off an annual awards program designed to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, the National Association of Regional Councils, and partner organizations such as Arbor Day Foundation are working on a project designed to create tools that regional councils can use to promote growing urban forestry programs among their member municipalities...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Council of Western State Foresters and Grant Management USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Denver this June 25-26th.  Training will focus on basic components of grant management reporting and record keeping for federal and non-federal grants, grant management case studies, the upcoming impact and...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Supporting President Obama’s Climate Action Plan goal of preserving the role of forests in mitigating climate change, the economic value of sustainable forestry just went up with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of a new partnership to train architects, engineers and builders about the benefits of advanced...

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