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No. 75
March 14, 2005

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS

President’s Proposed 2006 Budget
County Payments Reauthorization Bill Introduced
New GAO Report On Wildland Fire Management
AGJOBS Bill Reintroduced
New Planning Rule For Forest Service
New Group Certification Program                                          
                                  
New FS Deputy Chief For National Forest System

RESOURCES & TOOLS
FUNDING
POSITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

NEWS

PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED 2006 BUDGET
On February 7, 2005, President Bush released his budget proposal for
Fiscal
Year 2006. Overall, the President proposes sweeping cuts and
eliminations for many rural development programs. The President proposes
to cut approximately 1/3 of all federal funding for rural community
development under a consolidation program for 18 existing programs.
Included in this proposal is the elimination of the Small Business
Administration Microloan Program, the elimination of rural business
development grants from USDA, and the end the Community Development
Block Grant Program.

Under the proposed budget, the Forest Service would receive a $560
million decrease overall, with a proposed funding level of $4.07
billion. Included in the proposed spending cuts is the elimination of
the Economic Action Program, and program funding cuts to State Fire
Assistance, Forest Health Management, Urban and Community Forestry, and
rehabilitation and restoration on federal lands. The Forest Inventory
and Analysis program would receive a substantial increase of $12.8
million, to bring the program to full funding of $73 million. Forest
Stewardship Program would receive an increase of approximately $5
million and the Forest Legacy Program would receive an increase of
approximately $23 million. Hazardous fuels reduction would increase by
$18.5 million. The President’s budget proposal does not include any
emergency supplemental funds for wildfire suppression – which in past
year’s has led to substantial “borrowing” from other Forest Service
programs to cover suppression costs. To read the FY 2006 Forest Service
proposed budget visit http://www.fs.fed.us/aboutus/budget/ . Also in the
USDA budget proposal, the President proposes to phase out Federal
support for the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program. A
level of $25.6 million, a 50 percent reduction from the 2005 level, is
requested to continue support for 186 of the current 375 RC&D areas.
Over half of funding from the Conservation Security Program, which
rewards farmers and ranchers for protecting the environment is cut under
the President’s proposed budget.
The proposed budget for the Department of the Interior includes $10.6
billion for the Department; a 1 percent reduction from FY 2005 enacted
levels. The Interior Department's budget would provide reduced funding
for many agencies, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land
Management, Bureau of Reclamation and Minerals Management Service. The
Payment in Lieu of Taxes program would see a $27 million cut in fiscal
2006, down from $227 million in fiscal 2005. Also included in the DOI
budget proposal are the elimination of the BLM Job-in-the-Woods program
and Rural Fire Assistance funding. The BLM budget includes an increase
of $10.3 million for hazardous fuels. For additional information
regarding the DOI budget visit
http://www.doi.gov/news/05_News_Releases/050209a
For additional information about the President’s budget visit
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2006/

COUNTY PAYMENTS REAUTHORIZATION BILL INTRODUCED
Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), along with
members of the House, recently introduced legislation to reauthorize the
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The
proposed bill is a simple reauthorization extending the current law to
2013. The same bill was introduced in the Senate (S267) and the House
(HR571). The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act,
is a 2000 law that has led to payments of $1.2 billion so far to
counties hurt by lost timber revenues. The current law expires in 2007.
For more information visit: http://thomas.loc.gov

NEW GAO REPORT ON WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT
The Government Accountability Office released its new report "Wildland
Fire Management: Important Progress Has Been Made, but Challenges Remain
to Completing a Cohesive Strategy"(GAO-05-147) on wildfire management,
concluding that while the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land
Management have made progress in responding to the continuing threat of
catastrophic forest fires, the agencies still have not developed a
cohesive strategy identifying long-term options and funding needs to
reduce hazardous fuels and respond to wildfire threats. GAO said the
agencies have adopted strategy documents, established a priority for
protecting communities, and increased efforts and funding to improve
preparedness, firefighting and fuels removal. The agencies have begun to
improve data and research, and are making progress in developing
long-term fire management plans, GAO said. The report stated that the
agencies still need a comprehensive assessment of fuel reduction options
-- and cost estimates -- to determine the most effective and affordable
long-term fire management strategy. Report -
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-147; Highlights -
http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d05147high.pdf


AGJOBS BILL REINTRODUCED
Reintroduced by Senator Craig in February, the Agricultural Job
Opportunity, Benefits and Security Act of 2005 has been numbered S. 359.
You can follow developments of the bill by going to the Library of
Congress website: http://thomas.loc.gov

NEW PLANNING RULE FOR FOREST SERVICE
Late last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
released its final rule that provides the framework for individual
forest management plans governing the 155 national forests and 20
grasslands. For the first time, an Environmental Management System (EMS)
will be used during the planning process to improve performance and
accountability. The rule establishes a dynamic process to account for
changing forest conditions, emphasizes science and public involvement,
and ultimately will help local forest managers provide future
generations with healthier forests, cleaner air and water, and more
abundant wildlife while sustaining a variety of forest uses. The agency
will adopt an EMS for each forest and grassland-a management tool used
widely by the public and private sector both nationally and
internationally that includes internationally- accepted standards. For
more information visit: www.fs.fed.us/emc/nfma.

NEW GROUP CERTIFICATION PROGRAM                                          
                                  
The Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG) and the Soil Association’s
Woodmark program announced last month a new initiative to make it easier
and more affordable for commercial timber growers and family forests in
the Pacific Northwest to connect to markets for ‘green’ certified wood
products. NNRG’s Group Certification Program—the first of its kind in
the Northwest— brings together multiple landowners under a group forest
management certificate. Under the program, fees are dramatically reduced
because the cost of certification is spread proportionately among all
participating landowners. Group members also receive the added benefits
of sales referrals, market and supply chain development, discounts to
educational workshops, and reliable forest management and market
information, all critical pieces for making FSC useful to smaller
landowners. The certificate was issued last month, covering a total of
2,770 acres, with seven pilot members in the group. The pilot members
produce over a million board feet annually of Douglas fir, alder,
western maple, western red cedar, and hemlock, with products including
round wood, saw logs, pulpwood, firewood, sawn wood, timbers, furniture,
flooring, and mouldings. For more information about NNRG or its Group
Certification Program, please contact Ian Hanna, Program Director, at
360-379-9421 or ia-@nnrg.org.

NEW FS DEPUTY CHIEF FOR NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM
Forest Service Chief, Dale Bosworth announced Joel Holtrop as the new
deputy chief of National Forest System, to replace retiring deputy
Chief, Tom Thompson on March 6th. Holtrop is currently Deputy Chief of
State and Private Forestry. Pete Roussopoulos, currently Southern
Research station director, will serve as interim deputy chief of State
and Private Forestry until a replace can be found.

RESOURCES & TOOLS
WGA REPORT ASSESSES PROGRESS ON 10-YEAR STRATEGY
The Western Governors' Association has sent to the Secretaries of the
U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture a report from WGA's Forest
Health Advisory Committee on the progress made and improvements needed
in implementing the 10-Year Comprehensive Wildfire Strategy. The
committee's report reviews progress made for each of the goals
established in the 10-Year Strategy. They include improving fire
prevention and suppression; reducing hazardous fuels; restoring
fire-adapted ecosystems, and promoting community assistance. WGA will
seek implementation of the report by working closely with the federal
Wildland Fire Leadership Council and WGA's Forest Health Advisory
Committee. The report and other information related to WGA's forest
health initiative can be found on the Web at www.westgov.org.

FRIENDS OF THE FOREST
Friends of the Forest (FOF) is a free program aimed at building an
informed and active constituency of concerned people who care about
their National Forests and the work of the Forest Service. The program
connects people with information on volunteer and recreation
opportunities and other stories via a monthly e-mail newsletter, called
“ tree-mail”, and through the Website, www.becomeafriend.org.

NEW FIREWISE RESOURCES
A New Products area was recently added at www.firewise.org. Read
information sheets there about “American Perspectives in the
Wildland/Urban Interface”, “Firewise Communities: Where We Live, How We
Live” and “Using Water Effectively in the Wildland/Urban Interface”.
You can order the products from the Firewise online catalog.


NEW GLOBAL NETWORK FOR WOMEN
A new global network, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and
Natural Resource Management (Wocan), has been formed for women
professionals working in agriculture and natural resource management
around the world to build an alliance of women (and men who support
them) to support a process of change for gender equality in programs and
organizations, and to advocate for the same in governments, national and
international agencies. A fundamental principle of this network is that
organizations themselves need to become gender sensitive in order to
promote sustainable development for rural communities. For more
information visit, www.wocan.org or contact: Jeannette D. Gurung,
26 Beckett Way, Ithaca, New York 14850, U.S.A. Phone: 607-257-9795.
Email: jeannett-@wocan.org; jeannett-@yahoo.com

TENDING FIRE: NEW BOOK BY ISLAND PRESS
TENDING FIRE provides a concise yet remarkably broad, sometimes
startling context for understanding fire. Stephen J. Pyne, once a fire
fighter himself on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and now a professor
at Arizona State University, traces the "ancient alliance" between fire
and humanity, delves into the role of European expansion and the
creation of fire-prone public lands, and then explores the effects
wrought by changing policies of "letting burn" and suppression. How, the
author asks, can we better protect ourselves against the fires we don't
want, and better promote those we do? For more information:
http://www.islandpress.org/books/detail.html?SKU=1-55963-565-7

THE ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE
The Ecosystem Marketplace delivers up-to-the-minute news and analyses
from around the globe on market transactions and business opportunities,
as well as the latest information on policy, regulation, and science for
all environmental markets. The WEBSITE and e-NEWSLETTER allow you to
easily follow the latest market developments and read analyses on how
your sector may be impacted. To visit the Ecosystem Marketplace and
sign up for the eNewsletter click here:
http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/

FUNDING

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: WOODY BIOMASS UTILIZATION GRANTS
As part of the Administration’s Healthy Forest Restoration Initiative,
the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Forest Products
Laboratory, is requesting proposals for forest products projects that
increase the use of woody biomass from National Forest lands. This grant
program is intended to help improve utilization and create markets for
small-diameter material and low-valued trees removed from hazardous fuel
reduction activities. Detailed information (e.g., definitions and all
websites related to pre- and full-application packages) for this RFP is
available online at www.fpl.fs.fed.us/tmu/grant/biomass-grant.html.


EASTERN HARDWOOS COMMUNITY FORESTRY FUNDS AVAILABLE
Northern Initiatives, in cooperation with the Wood Education and
Resource Center of the
USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, has
announced the availability of funds to support community projects in
natural resource training, applied research, technology demonstration,
and conservation education. Funding is intended to stimulate projects
that will utilize advanced communications technologies (e.g., web pages,

videoconferencing, video streaming, chat rooms) to share information and
solutions on topics of concern to National forests and their neighboring
communities. Of particular interest are projects that link
geographically disparate National forest communities in the 32-state
eastern hardwood region (for example, linking a community in Wisconsin
that has a natural resource problem with a community in Georgia that has
a solution). Funding is intended to assist communities in the
implementation of projects that address (1) forest resources and
ecology, (2) wood utilization; (3) natural resources management, or (4)
natural resource-based sustainable community/economic development.
Eligible grantees include local governments and territories, federally
recognized tribes, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and small
businesses within the 32-State eastern hardwood region. Application
deadline is April 29. For more information, visit
ww.niupnorth.org/electroniccommons.htm.

NORTHERN FOREST E-NEWSLETTER
The Northern Forest Alliance is proud to present the debut issue of its
e-newsletter, Northern Lights. Check it out online for recent news on
the land and communities of the Northern Forest. Learn how the Alliance
is bringing people together to protect vast expanses of land and
strengthen local economies. And find out how you can get involved! To
view Northern Lights, visit the Alliance's website at
http://www.northernforestalliance.org, or link directly to
http://www.northernforestalliance.org/FULLnews.htm.

NEW REPORT ON FEDERAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Defenders of Wildlife has just recently released a report entitled,
"Status and Trends in Federal Resource Conservation Incentive Programs:
1996-2001". The report aggregates conservation data and to a limited
extent provides some analysis of recent trends in conservation
expenditures, land in conservation, and landowner participation. You
can find the report online at
www.biodiversitypartners.org/pubs/NSI/01.shtml.

NEW REPORT: SCIENCE, BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
The National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry released a
report entitled Science, Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry,
presenting the findings of the Commission to date. The report presents
18 findings in four key areas: 1) landscape patterns; 2) disturbance
dynamics; 3) biodiversity indicators; and, 4) adaptive management. The
National Commission includes 16 leading scientists and forest management
professionals from government, industry, academia, and environmental
organizations. The NCSSF is a program of the National Council for
Science and the Environment (NCSE), a nonprofit and non-advocacy group
dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental
decision-making. The Findings Report is available at: www.ncssf.org.

POSITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
PROJECT FORESTER
Entry or mid-level forester position, with career growth opportunity at
Green Leaf Forestry. The job territory will include portions of an area
from Castle Rock to LaVeta on the Front Range of Colorado. For more
information, see our website, www.greenleafforestry.com, or call Len
Lankford at (719) 783-4250.

SUMMER FORESTRY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products would like to announce a summer job
opportunity for two or three forestry students that offers practical
learning experience. We need seasonal Forestry Crew Members to help in
our environmentally focused rural Colorado company. The work involves
manual labor and using chainsaws and logging equipment. For more
information, see our website, www.greenleafforestry.com, or call Len
Lankford at (719) 783-4250.

PROGRAM SPECIALIST IN FOREST HARVESTING AND FOREST PRODUCTS MARKETING
The Ohio State University is accepting applications for a position at
OSU South Centers at Piketon, a state-of-the-art research and extension
facility in south-central Ohio. Applicants should have a minimum of an
M.S. degree and must apply on line at: www.jobs.osu.edu, requisition
number 312215. For more information contact Marsha Amlin at
740-289-2071 or amli-@osu.edu, or visit the South Centers website at
http//southcenters.osu.edu/ for details of the position.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/SR. PROJECT ASSOCIATE POSITION
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at The Pennsylvania
State University seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual for a
fixed term position of Senior Project Associate. Primary responsibility
is to secure grants for and conduct research on multi-state rural
development and land use projects in the region. The mission of The
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is to help bring science
to bear on pressing questions related to rural development, including
land use policy and community development issues, in the Northeast U.S.
as well as in the nation. Requires Master`s degree or equivalent, plus
two years of work-related experience. To apply, send cover letter,
resume, contact information for three references and two writing samples
to Crystal Switalski, 306A Agricultural Administration Building,
University Park, PA 16802-2601.


MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

New events are marked with an asterisk (*).


*SUSTAINABLE FORESTS AND FOREST INDUSTRY THROUGH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIPS
An economic forestry summit for the Northeastern United States. March 29
- 31 at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI. The conference
will address retaining and expanding forest resource/forest industry
jobs and markets in the Northeastern United States. The primary impetus
behind the conference is to keep the Northeastern United States a viable
part of sustainable forestry/forest economy both nationally and
internationally. For more information and/or to request a brochure,
contact Sustainable Resources Institute, Inc., at 1.800.284.3882 or
rr-@netnet.net.

*WESTERN COUNTIES PARTNERSHIP ON RESTORATION (CPR) SUMMIT
March 30-31, 2005, Ruidoso, New Mexico Convention Center. The Western
CPR Summit is designed to present approaches for implementing the
President's Forest Health Initiative and the Western Governors'
Association 10-Year Plan, and will include some 500 representatives from
federal, state, local and tribal governments, industry, private
landowners, public interest groups and academia from across the West.
Special emphasis will be placed on building effective collaborative
partnerships among all levels of government and involving community
action groups in designing and implementing restoration strategies.
Visit http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/forestry/ for agenda and
registration. For more information, please contact Otero County (505)
437-7427.

*SMALL LOG 2005 CONFERENCE: CREATING CAPACITY TO COMPETE
March 30-April 1 at the Coeur d.Alene Resort, ID. Produced by TimberWest
Publications, LLC, this conference will address a global perspective on
timber markets, as well as regional focuses on milling infrastructure
and other aspects related to the surplus of small logs on Federal
forests. In addition to 1-1/2 days of speakers, the event will host a
suppliers' showcase of innovative equipment, products, and solutions all
aimed at small-log utilization. A tour of a small-log mill employing
Scandinavian technology will be offered as well. More information is
available by contacting Jan Raulin, Conference Manager, at
ten-@telus.net or 1.866.221.1017 or visiting
www.forestnet.com/slc/index.htm.

*SENATE WATER CONFERENCE
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici
and Ranking Member Jeff Bingaman are organizing a half-day conference on
water to be held April 5 at 1 p.m. in Hart 216 in Washington DC. Staff
contacts for the conference are Kellie Donnelly, Nate Gentry, Patty
Beneke, and Michael Connor. Electronic inquiries should be sent to
Water_Co-@Energy.Senate.Gov.


*NORTHWEST LAND TRUST CONFERENCE
April 7-9, 2005, Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, WA. For updated
conference information please go to: www.lta.org/training/lct_nw.htm

BIOPHYSICAL MONITORING TRAINING
*Biophysical Monitoring Training for TRAINERS to be taught by Richard
Hart, April 7-9, 2005 in Ashland, Oregon. Registration deadline March
18. For more information contact: Sharon McCann, Collaborative Learning
Circle, by e-mail: in-@clcircle.org.

*CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND THE NORTHWEST FOREST PLAN: KNOWLEDGE GAINED
OVER A DECADE
April 19-20, Portland, Oregon, Jantzen Beach Doubletree Hotel. A 2-day
conference will be convened to develop awareness and understanding of
science information from the Northwest Forest Plan monitoring program,
describe advances in the state of knowledge over the last decade, and
explore policy and management implications of these findings. For more
information, visit http://outreach.cof.orst.edu/nwforestplan/index.php
or call 541-737-2329.

*FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION
May 2-5 in Alexandria, VA
http://www.carbonsq.com/carbon_call_papers_2005.pdf

*FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT
May 3-5 in Cadiz, Spain
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/eco05/index.html


*INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSFER OF FOREST SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE AND
TECHNOLOGY
May 11-13, Troutdale, Oregon, McMenamins Edgefield. The conference will
focus on improving the ability of forest science organizations
throughout the world to understand how to successfully influence the
adoption of the innovations they generate. Scientists, research
managers, communications and technology transfer specialists, and
extension service educators and specialists will find this especially
helpful. For information, visit
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/calendar/tech-transfer/index.shtml

*FOURTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
May 24 - 26, 2005, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort,
Tucson, Arizona. For more information visit:
www.mediusevents.com/ECR2005

*HOLDING ON TO OUR HERITAGE...TAKING BACK OUR NATIVE FORESTS
The 15th Annual Heartwood-sponsored Forest Council. A gathering of
hunters, loggers, regular folks, doctors, lawyers, bakers, bankers,
Indian chiefs, and tree-huggers working together to stop the loss of our
native forests!! May 27 - 30, 2005, Camp Yocona Boy Scout Camp, between
Tupelo and Oxford, Mississippi.Advance registration is recommended.
For details contact 662-236-1456 (Oxford), 662-320-6645 (Starkville) or
e-mail: wdmou-@yahoo.com, an-@watervalley.com, or in-@Heartwood.org

*COMMUNITY FORESTS IN THE UNITED STATES: POSSIBILITIES, EXPERIENCES, AND
LESSONS LEARNED
June 16-19, Missoula, Montana. This three-day national conference will
bring together practitioners from around the country to explore issues,
options, and experiences in community forest establishment, governance,
management, and use. Community-owned and -managed forests can be found
around the world, and are not a new concept. This conference focuses on
options for localities that wish to purchase and manage forestland,
rather than on the much broader realm of Community Forestry in general.
The conference will include panels on: Changes in Timberland Ownership,
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Funding for Acquisition (Public and
Private), Governance, and Long-Term Management, as well case studies of
12 different community forests from towns, counties, tribal lands, and
local land trusts across the U.S. and on Canadian crown lands. For
information: http://www.communitiescommittee.org/conference/ or email
Carol Daly at cda-@centurytel.net

*NON-TIMBER FOREST WORKERS AND PRODUCTS WORKSHOP
June 25-26, 2005, Western Montana. The Northern Rockies National Network
of Forest Practitioners will host a non-timber forest workers and
products workshop that will focus on social justice & livelihood issues,
sustainable harvest ethics & practices, medicinal uses of native flora,
and edible fungi. For more information contact Mark Vander Meer,
406-541-2565, van-@bigsky.net.

*LAND TRUST ALLIANCE RALLY
October 14-17, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin. National Land Conservation
Conference. For more information visit www.lta.org/training/rally.htm or
contact Emily Farwig, Land Trust Alliance, 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20005, Ph: 202-638-4725 x304, Fax: 202-638-4730,
ral-@lta.org

*WOOD ADHESIVES 2005
November 2 -4 in San Diego. Sponsored every 5 years by the USDA Forest
Service, Forest Products Laboratory, in cooperation with the Forest
Products Society (FPS), this symposium is designed to provide a
comprehensive update of the science and technology of wood adhesives and
bonded wood products. Visit the FPS website (www.forestprod.org) for
more information.

*COMMUNITY BASED COLLABORATIVES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Nov. 17-19, Sedona, Arizona. The conference will showcase and evaluate
current research funded and conducted by Consortium partners on the
environmental outcomes and effectiveness of community-based
collaborative processes. The conference also will feature interactive
training workshops for and by community collaborative groups. A full
agenda will be available in April 2005. The registration fee is $120 for
three days or $30 for Saturday only. Limited travel scholarships will be
available. For more information contact the Consortium:
cbc-@virginia.edu.


*FORESTRY MANAGEMENT TRAININGS
The Conservation Forestry Network, a partnership between the Open Space
Institute, Interforest, and The Conservation Fund, is promoting the
application of ecological forestry through a series of management
training workshops. These workshops target practicing foresters from the
public, private and nonprofit sectors, and explore forestry practices
that maintain biological diversity and ecological services and achieve
economic return. Four workshops will be held across the country this
year. Dr. Jerry Franklin, one of the world’s most prominent ecologists,
has developed a core curriculum that will stress place-based and
customized approaches to harvesting through a mix of new science, case
studies, discussion and site visits. For more information on locations
of the workshops, curriculum, or to register, please contact Amy Offen
at the Open Space Institute at (212) 629-3981 x233 or
www.osiny.org/conservationforestry.

*2005 LAND CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Courses are now open for registration! LCLP is a joint venture between
the Land Trust Alliance and The Conservation Fund to offer high-quality,
intensive trainings to land conservation professionals. The courses for
this year include: Conservation Options: The Land Protection Toolbox -
April 26-28, Sacramento, CA, Conserving Land with Conservation Easements
- May 2-5, Cincinnati, OH. Course details and registration information
can be found at http://www.lta.org/training/lclp.htm. Scholarships are
offered on a first-come first serve basis. If you have any questions,
please contact Jackie Myers, Training & Conferences Coordinator at
202.638.4725 x330

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Editors: Wendy Gerlitz and Thomas Brendler. Special thanks to: Rita
Neznek of the Society of American Foresters, Cass Moseley of the
Ecosystem Workforce Program and Laura Schweitzer at American Forests.

The mission of the National Network of Forest Practitioners is to
promote the mutual well being of workers, rural communities, and forests
by supporting individuals and groups that build sustainable
relationships between forests and people. The NNFP is an alliance of
rural people working on the ground to build a forest economy that is
ecologically sound and socially just. We are a clearinghouse for
information and technical assistance, and a place for people to meet,
learn, and make their voices heard. To join the network or to obtain
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