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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NASF joined the National Fire Protection Association and members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to bring wildfire safety messages to a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on October 11 during Fire Prevention week. Said panelist Jim Karels, Florida State Forester and chair of NASF's Fire...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A congressional hearing held at the Texas State Capitol this week aired anger from Texans at the federal response to the more than 24,000 wildfires sparked across the state since the beginning of fire season. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Forest Service said their agencies will review Rep...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FM Global, a private insurance corporation, is offering financial support to organizations working to combat fire. Fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts,...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) has announced the posting of the U.S. Forest Service 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program. Applications are due to grants.gov by December 1, 2011. For more information, contact Nancy Stremple U.S. Forest Service, Urban and...
Friday, October 14, 2011
NASF recently signed on to a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction urging members to reject disproportionate cuts to Farm Bill programs as a part of any deficit reduction plan and consider the combined impact of the Farm Bill and the annual agricultural appropriations process. Mandatory farm bill...
Friday, October 14, 2011
The National Wetlands Awards Program is calling for nomincations of individuals who have demonstrated  excellence in wetlands conservation. Awards are offered in six categories: conservation and restoration; education and outreach; landowner stewardship; science research; state, tribal, and local program development;...
Friday, October 14, 2011
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has released an assessment of ecosystem services and markets in the state, prepared by the Ecosystem Services Working Group. Expanding upon the group's interim report released in January, this final report provides an overview of current market conditions and identifies changes in existing...
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) will offer a three-part webinar series that looks at biomass heating in different regions of the United States. The first webinar, "Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the Northeast," on October 19 at 1PM ET, 10AM PT. Registration for this event is free and required; for more...
Friday, October 14, 2011
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a tree planting event as part of the Lake Champlain Basin "Trees for Tributaries" program. The program's goals are to restore and protect the stream corridors that...
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Columbia Daily Tribune recently published a feature story on the International Year of Forests photography fellowship. Said photographer Josh Birnbaum, "I got such a great firsthand education on this trip. I feel like a junior forester." MORE: See the best of Josh's photographs from his 7-week journey on the official...

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