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Friday, January 6, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a call for nominations to serve on a newly-formed advisory committee that will guide better management of national forests and grasslands. The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule will advise and give...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking for a forester for the Bayfield County Forest and Parks Department. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.bayfieldcounty.org and reference Job #FOR1-03. Closing date for applications is January 8.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say climate change will boost U.S. demand for imported drought- and heat-tolerant plants, at the risk of raising imports of more invasive species.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
NASF is looking for an Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Project Contractor to provide staff support to the NASF U&CF Committee and state forestry agencies. Closing date is January 20.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In an effort to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council have teamed up with Universal Pictures to launch a series of public service advertisements featuring characters from the upcoming feature film, Dr Seuss' The Lorax.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A survey released Monday by the Texas Forest Service estimates 100 million to 500 million trees, or 2% to 10% of the state's 4.9 billion trees, have been killed by the severe drought, which began last year.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) welcomes a new Western Issues Specialist, Mark Truax, to work directly with states and territories in the Southwest and Pacific Regions.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tom Graham, a brewer at Harpoon's Windsor brewery in Vermont, got the idea for his first signature beer from a home brew book that touted the virtues of spruce tips. He worked with a state lands stewardship forester from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation to find a state forest that could supply the...
Friday, December 16, 2011
NASF recently submitted a response to the Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests Task Force regarding their  recommendations regarding the future of urban forestry in the United States. NASF's comments intend to (re)emphasize the important roles state forestry agencies have played in building community capacity to plant...
Friday, December 16, 2011
The National Association of State Foresters wishes you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. In the meantime, the NASF Blog and Washington Weekly Report will be on hiatus until January. See you next year!

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