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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The commissioner of the Alaska's Department of Natural Resources wants to change the agency's mission statement, and has been met with opposition from some conservation groups who are worried about a pro-development bent. The new statement would remove "conserve" and "enhance" from the department's current mission to "...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
NASF recently posted several job opportunities for prospective forestry faculty: University of Missouri Assistant Professor, Silviculture Northern Arizona University seeks Asst Professor of Forest Biostatistics Extension Assistant Professor in forestry -- University of Vermont
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Nearly two-thirds of voters in Western states label themselves as conservationists, according to results from a new poll released by Colorado College. The survey, completed in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming by Public Opinion Strategies and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, found...
Monday, January 30, 2012
October 2012 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA). This report expanded the focus of the national forest inventory in the United States to include monitoring of the forest resource trends on a more frequent time interval. In recognition of this...
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and Gov. Steve Beshear signed a proclamation declaring 2012 as "The Year of Kentucky's Forests." KDF's yearlong celebration of its centennial will include salutations during the State Arbor Day Ceremony, informational displays at the capitol...
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) has released a new report about forest certification in the South. Forest Certification Programs: Status and Recommendations in the South provides detailed information regarding forest certification, a comparison of the major certification systems and recommended strategies for...
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has partnered with McGraw Hill to launch a continuing education unit for architects and builders to promote the benefits of using certified wood in green building projects. "Certified Wood Branches Out: Forest Certification's Evolving Role in Green Building Rating Systems"...
Friday, January 27, 2012
Some of California's rank-and-file firefighters earn so much money in overtime that the state has revived pay bonuses worth thousands of dollars to lure them into management. Along with the department's graying ranks and early-retirement incentives, the trend has depleted Cal Fire's leadership ranks. The state is...
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Sustainable Forestry Council has provided the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with recommendations (PDF) on timely forest conservation issues and appropriate actions to help Maryland implement a no-net-loss of forest policy.
Friday, January 27, 2012
"The main purpose is responsible forestry. I don't think you do certification for the market. You do certification because you care about responsible forestry. From that, you get marketplace benefits." Kathy Abusow, president of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc.

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