A new guidebook for prospective students has been published at STEPS (Student Training and Education in Public Service). The guide highlights the range of meaningful career pathways open to those with a degree in forestry. Working in forestry lets a person make a positive impact every day, and this group wants to make sure prospective students know about all of the rewarding career opportunities their forestry degree can lead to. Here's a link to the guide, as well as a companion guide they created that provides information about online degrees in forestry.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is seeking an additional $500 million in federal State and Private Forestry (S&PF) program dollars to support its “COVID-19 stimulus platform.”
The Yale-led study that found more than 3 trillion trees on Earth surprised researchers, who previously pegged the number at 400 billion. Thomas Crowther, a Yale Climate & Energy Institute post-doctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies was lead author of the study.
So many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so that some say this new definition of "those who study the forest" is too broad for potential employers to evaluate. But is really is a matter of perspective.
By Chuck Ray
Resolute Forest Products and the Rainforest Alliance reached a legal settlement resulting from a lawsuit lodged by Resolute in May 2014.
Criticism of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards come after the release of the group's latest updates following its normal 5-year review of emerging issues and new scientific findings.
The Canadian government has imposed fines on Canadian National Rail and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. for failing to move a minimum amount of grain in compliance with national legislation.
The USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still afloat, will get some needed repairs in dry-dock, thanks to U.S. Navy foresters from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest's Public Works Department (PWD) Crane.
Navy foresters and contractors from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest's Public Works Department (PWD) Crane began harvesting specially designated trees at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane Feb. 20-21 in preparation for the next planned dry-docking repair of USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat.