Sustainability

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry in Arkansas

From school mascots to annual festivals and parades, it is evident that forestry is woven into the fabric of Arkansas. The caravan of log trucks making their way to the mill is a sight that is regularly seen by Arkansans. Some may even recall passing mills in Crossett, Leola, Mansfield, or numerous other towns across the Natural State. What many people do not realize about the trees they see going to the mill or the forests they enjoy hunting is what it takes to grow and manage healthy forests, to harvest and process timber, or the impact forestry has on our environment and our economy.

Good Neighbor Authority Agreement Signed in Michigan

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the two agencies are completing another step toward implementation of the Good Neighbor Authority in the state. The parties are signing three Supplemental Project Agreements (SPAs) for timber sale work on the Hiawatha, Huron-Manistee and Ottawa National Forests.

Good Neighbor Authority Agreement Signed in Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed an agreement with the USDA Forest Service this week for the state to play a bigger role in forest management on federal lands, which officials say will speed up backlogged logging projects.

With the Chessman Reservoir as a backdrop, Bullock, Forest Service Regional Forester Leanne Marten and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Director John Tubbs signed the Good Neighbor Authority agreement, which was authorized under the 2014 federal Farm Bill.

WI State Forester and NASF President to Participate in FAO's Committee on Forestry Sessions

The biennial sessions of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) will take place in Rome, Italy from July 18-22. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #COFO23.

COFO is the highest forestry-related statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Wisconsin State Forester and NASF President Paul DeLong will represent state forestry issues on behalf of NASF.