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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) was selected by the USDA People's Garden Initiativeto deliver subgrants to local member organizations nationwide designed to promote the connection between trees and community agriculture by supporting the planting of shade trees to shelter and protect community gardens, and fruit...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) recently released a new publication, "Across the Western Landscape: Priority Issues and Strategies for Western Forests." The publication is based on a synthesis of each western state and Pacific Island Forest Action Plan, which revealed common issues across the West and...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Through the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) program, NASF, the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council sponsor the national Smokey Bear Awards to recognize outstanding service in the prevention of human-caused wildfires and to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing wildfire...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A recently tested unmanned aircraft could help the West Virginia Division of Forestry fight wildfires. The plane has a GPS system, cameras and the ability to locate and analyze a fire, information that is relayed immediately, without a pilot. Real world use is still five or 10 years away, said the testing group.
Monday, December 12, 2011
New Jersey Lawmakers are considering a controversial plan to allow commercial logging on state-owned forests. Supporters of the estimated $2.7 million program say it would help the state nurse its 800,000 acres of land back to health by removing trees and allowing sunlight to feed new growth, creating new habitats and...
Friday, December 9, 2011
Jonathan Brooks, tribal forest manager for the White Mountain Apache Tribe, said forest-management strategies unhindered by environmental litigation and drawn-out federal government processes helped check the massive Wallow wildfire in Arizona this spring along the boundary of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the...
Friday, December 9, 2011
Moody's Investors Service changed its outlook for the paper and forestry products industry to negative from stable as price and demand of products in the industry are expected to weaken over the next 12 to 18 months, the credit rating agency announced yesterday.
Friday, December 9, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service announced this week the publication of its first ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across the National Forest System. This policy adds new requirements for agency-wide integration of invasive species prevention, early detection and rapid response, control,...
Friday, December 9, 2011
An executive order by Maine Governor Paul LePage requires new state building construction to use an expanded set of "green building" standards that include: the Sustainable Forestry Initiative; Forest Stewardship Council; American Tree Farm System; and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Systems. The move...
Friday, December 9, 2011
A proposed slash to the USDA Forest Service's conservation-education budget was proposed under House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's YouCut program, in which the public can vote each week in favor of various budget-trimming plans. The cut would have eliminated the national wildfire prevention work of Smokey Bear, but was...

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