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The Forest-loving Farm Bill at 25
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Editorial by Michigan State Forester Bill O'Neill.
Dovetail Partners Releases 5-Year Review of Forest Action Plans and Effective Water Quality Protections
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Farm Bill, which, for the first time, focused on fostering collaboration around issues related to forests, water and people. It built the framework that supports today’s partnerships among woodland owners, nonprofits, and federal, state and local governments. The Forestry Title introduced in the 1990 Farm Bill named the resulting new programs “Cooperative Forestry.”
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Dovetail Partners releases a new report overviewing the Forest Action Plans and reviewing specific plans in three states and one island territory to evaluate accomplishments related to protecting water quality in the five years since they were completed.
Goin’ against the grain: Wood is good, but tallwood is beautiful, baby
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Al Steele, U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
A Career Path Through the Woods: Michigan's Next Generation of Forestry Talent
“Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.”
― James C. Snyder, Introduction to Architecture
Building large structures with wood isn’t anything new. In Norway and other Scandinavian countries,
massive stave churches go back to 1150 A.D. or earlier. Chinese timber bridges with spans of 200 feet
were built 1,000 years ago. Starting around 600 A.D., the Japanese imported both Buddhism and
pagoda-style houses of worship from China. The 122-foot Horyu-Ji Temple built in 607 A.D. still exists
today. It and hundreds of other pagodas (many taller) have survived centuries of Japan’s earthquakeridden
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A career in forestry might appeal to anyone who loves spending time in the woods and gaining a deeper understanding of them--and the next generation of foresters is making a new, sustainable path.
New Publication: Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Forest Products Firms
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A new resource has been published on Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Forest Products Firms, authored by Drs. Omar Espinoza, University of Minnesota and Bob Smith from SBIO.