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- Explore what's happening in your Southern Forests
- During this challenging economy and the changing business of forestry, it is as important as ever to keep decision-makers and leaders informed about Southern Group of State Foresters priorities.
- Wildfire season blazes across the South
- The above normal significant wildfire potential pattern that has characterized the South so far through this year will persist throughout the month of April.
- How some states are working to minimize wildfires and the damage they cause
- FREE materials to protect your community from wildfire
- Offered online through the National Fire Protection Association
- Georgia Forests Provide $37 Billion in Ecological Benefits
- This is a first time report of the value of indirect benefits that Georgia’s private forests provide to the state.
- Initiative restores longleaf pine forests on private lands
- Once covering more than 90 million acres in the southeastern United States, the longleaf pine forests - now spanning only 3.4 million acres - is on a comeback.
- Creating Rural Jobs in the Bioeconomy
A SAFER & Southern Growth Commentary...
by Charity Pennock, Program Manager, Southern Growth Policies Board
- FREE book on the viability of wood to energy
- Available by the USDA Forest Service and the University of Florida
- Tree farmers branch out around statehouse
- South Carolina celebrates 65 years of tree farming and salutes the state program.
- Southern States celebrate the International Year of the Forest
- The 2011 International Year of Forests bridges the concept of trees and forests to health in the everyday lives of American citizens.
- A glimpse at the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012
State and Private Forestry Programs
Proposed Funding Levels for Fiscal Year 2012
- Tribute to Fallen Firefighter Donald Ray Lam, Jr.
- Oklahoma Names New State Forester
- National Forests in Alabama Get a New Forest Supervisor
- South Carolina State Forester receives President's Award
- Arkansas Forestry Commission recognized for Green Infrastructure Planning
- South Carolina Forestry Commission Receives Land Stewardship Award