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As we noted in December, one achievement of last year’s “Lame Duck” Omnibus Appropriations Bill was to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the controversial “interpretive rule” which it issued to clarify...
With the departure of FRA’s Northeast and Lake States Region Manager, Joel Swanton, FRA has contracted on an interim basis with Fred Souba to serve Lake States members and with Eric Kingsley to serve Northeast members.
Although independent pollsters predicted a nailbiter Election for control of the Senate, strong Republican voter turnout on November 4 decisively flipped the Senate from Democratic to Republican control, with...
Although the public comment period on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat under the protection of the Endangered Species Act closed in August, both private and official communications to the Service continue.
In an October 27 press release, The Nature Conservancy states that research it has undertaken with Northern Arizona University “has found that accelerated thinning of Arizona’s overgrown ponderosa pine forest will not only help forest health...
On October 8, the White House Council on Environment Quality released its 79-page Climate and Natural Resources Policy Agenda, summarized on a six-page Fact Sheet, outlining programs to support the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year.
As a direct result of Wood Supply Research Institute Board and Executive Committee action, WSRI has upgraded and expanded its Communications Tool Kit.
As the new Chair of the Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my views on safety.
On July 17, FRA joined other sustainable forestry advocates on Capitol Hill for Forest Products Industry Day, staffing a display demonstrating the role of harvesting in forest renewal, with 2014 National Outstanding Logger Anthony Andrews, of Trenton, North Carolina, on hand to interact with Congressional staffers from his field-level perspective and knowledge base.
The July 28 Bangor [Maine] Daily News profiles the four-day professional development workshop which the Maine TREE Foundation and Project Learning Tree have co-hosted since 1998, to provide teachers in the state with the insights they need to help students assess career opportunities in forest-related work.
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