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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
USDA has announced $1 million in cost-share funding for children's programs in 18 states and Puerto Rico. The funds will be divided between "Children's Forest" programs and "More Kids in the Woods" projects to support the goals of both President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama's...
Monday, April 4, 2011
A link for the new in-school wildfire prevention curiculum in last week's newsletter was incorrect. The correct link is: http://www.smokeybear.com/resources.asp
Monday, April 4, 2011
The National Alliance of Forest Owners has launched a website dedicated to offering information to inform the national dialogue on renewable biomass energy from wood. The site, www.renewablebiomass.org, offers research and white papers on biomass supply, demand, greenhouse gas benefits, and more; and features a "frequently...
Friday, April 1, 2011
NASF, the American Forest Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service hosted more than 300 friends of forestry at a reception launching the U.S. celebration of the International Year of Forests. "We wanted to celebrate the full range of values forests contribute to our society with the full range of partners who protect and...
Friday, April 1, 2011
NASF applauded a new strategy from U.S. Department of Agriculture that will promote the use of wood as a green building material. USDA's strategy will direct the U.S. Forest Service to preferentially select wood in new building construction while maintaining its commitment to certified green building standards....
Friday, April 1, 2011
Dr. Gregory Parham has been named the new administrator of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Current Administrator, Cindy Smith, will be taking on a new role within APHIS and serving as an Advisor on Government, Academia, and Industry Partnerships.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Former U.S. Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has accepted a seat on the 25x'25 National Steering Committee. Herseth Sandlin served from 2004-2011 as South Dakota's at-large Member of Congress. As a member of the Agriculture Committee, Herseth Sandlin helped write the 2008 Farm Bill. 25x'25 is a renewable energy...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
"Avoiding the print option does absolutely nothing to save the planet or forests. The nation's forest landowners can't keep growing trees without markets for this natural, organic and renewable product." Wall Street Journal editorial from tree farmer Chuck Leavell and U.S. Endowment head Carlton Owen
Thursday, March 31, 2011
A new roadmap for interagency wildland fire management across the country has been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI). NASF played a key role in the crafting of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy). State Foresters...
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A new in-school wildfire prevention program for Grades K through 2 is now available. Produced jointly by the U.S. Forest Service, NASF and the Ad Council, the new curriculum will introduce a whole new generation of children to Smokey Bear's Five Rules for Wildfire Prevention. The free materials can be downloaded at http://...

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