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The professional logging contractors of Maine, a trade group representing the men and women working in Maine's forests believe the state legislature can and must take action now to save jobs in the state's struggling rural economy. more

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Lumber Liquidators agreed last October to pay more than $13 million to settle charges related to the Lacey Act, which governs the trade of forests, fish and other wildlife. The settlement marked the first felony conviction related to illegal timber. more

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AFPA President and CEO Donna Harman and AWC President and CEO Rober Glowinski have issued statements after filing a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the EPA. more

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Gary Morishima

Evergreen Magazine

Dr. Morishima discusses forest collaboration and hopes his management concept will allow forest landowners to work together on projects connecting tribal landownerships with neighboring lands... more

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U.S. Army Europe Images from Wiesbaden, Germany

The U.S. Department of Defense is one of the largest single users of energy in the world and, as such, operates under congressional mandates and branch-specific goals to reduce consumption and increase renewables, including the Energy Policy Act of 2 more

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The sudden break last June between two companies working on the largest contract in the Four Forest Restoration Initiative appears to have come amid an increasingly rocky relationship. more

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NASF Encourages Congress to Continue Dialogue about Federal Forest Management and Wildfire Funding more

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The USDA has extended the comment period on the "revised" Hardwood Check-Off until September 7. more

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In this fascinating interview, she discusses her hopes and frustrations with forest collaboration and her own remarkable transformation from “typical granola” to her leadership role in Idaho’s oldest forest collaborative. more

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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”. more

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Faced with a backlash from employees and retirees, the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly dropped plans to spend up to $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature more

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The forthcoming mid-term Election on November 4 is looking like a key opportunity to influence policies important to the wood supply chain and forest-dependent communities. more

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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 515 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of more than 10 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. more

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A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruling on Wednesday is expected to benefit the nation’s forest products industry through a new preference in a government program for purchases of bio-based products. more

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Awards will support the development of eleven state wood energy teams and nine biomass energy projects more

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Due to increasing fire danger, the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday (5/30) at 8 a.m. more

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress during the first 90 days of implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). more

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Some public lands with beetle kill in Summit County soon could be fast-tracked for U.S. Forest Service treatment under a new rule. more

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On October 25th, 2013, the Red Rock Ranger District was informed by representatives of the canyoneering community of an incident in a remote side canyon to Oak Creek. more

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“There are certain critics, and I’ll leave it at that, who are opposed to timber harvest, and so some of them seize on the opportunity to advance that view in the context of the emotional response around a terrible tragic event. more

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