More than $32 million was awarded by the USDA to fund wood innovations and community grants. Projects to support bioenergy, biofuel, and biobased product production are among those to receive funding.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service recently awarded more than $15 million to fund 60 projects.
The launch of the new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Standards and Rules marks an important advancement to support better decision making along the supply chain and promote sustainable forest management.
USDA will give $1 million for architect and builder training to WoodWorks, the Wood Products Council effort to promote more use of wood in commercial buildings. A high-rise award was also established.
USDA partners with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings; Supports Presidential Initiatives to Mitigate Climate Change and Create Rural Jobs
President Barack Obama has named three agricultural scientists as winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
The USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify, and respond to unexpected changes in the nation’s forests by using web-based tools.
WASHINGTON -- Wood should be given preference where applicable for green building projects, according to the findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study..
The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today.
The USDA Forest Service announced it has identified a preferred approach for continuing the aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.