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File (.xls, .doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.) Southern Interagency Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Strategy
The South has a multi-year, multi-state strategy in place to address wildland-urban interface (WUI) issues. Goals of the strategy include planning, developing and implementing effective wildland-urban interface fire programs. Southern Interagency Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Strategy
File (.xls, .doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.) Southern Interagency Fire Prevention Education Strategy
A goal of the strategy is to provide an action-oriented southern interagency framework to prevent human-caused wildfires.
File Implementation of Forestry Best Management Practices: 2012 Southern Region Report
The SGSF will provide leadership and support to state agency programs that work to manage, conserve, restore and enhance forests to provide a sustainable supply of clean water for economic, social and ecological benefits.
Document Fire in the South 2
This publication explains the objectives of the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment, presents the key findings, and demonstrates through case studies some of its practical applications.
Folder The Southern Perspective
The Southern Perspective, a quarterly e-newsletter of SGSF, shares stories about southern forestry and its complex issues.
File Silviculture Best Management Practices Implementation Monitoring
A Framework for State Forestry Agencies
File Fire in the South 2 PDF
File Human Influences on Forest Ecosystems
The future sustainability of southern forests and the ability to manage for forest benefits, goods, and services are challenged. The Southern Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment examines critical wildland-urban interface issues with topics including population and demographic trends, economic and tax issues, land use planning and policy issues, urban influences on forest ecosystems, challenges for forest resource management and conservation, social issues, and themes and research needs for the wildland-urban interface.
File The Southern Forest Futures Project: Using Public Input to Define the Issues
The Southern Forest Futures Project builds on the Southern Forest Resource Assessment (SFRA; Wear and Greis 2002a, 2002b) which identified several forces of change reshaping forests and the potential implications for economic conditions and ecological services. The Futures Project examines how these changes and emerging factors could reshape forests over the next half century and beyond. This first-phase report presents an overview of the Project, a description of the public participation process and how public comments have provided the foundation for subsequent phases of the effort.
File Strategic Factors Driving Timberland Ownership Changes in the U.S. South
The U.S. South has experienced an unprecedented change in timberland ownership over the past decade with over 18 million acres of timberland changing hands. This publication presents research on the primary factors impacting this change in timberland ownership and a discussion of how such ownership changes impact silvicultural decisions, fire suppression support and activities, and expenditures on forestry research.
Link Southern Forest Resource Assessment
The Southern Forest Resource Assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the history, status, and likely future of forests in the South. Twenty-three chapters address questions regarding social/economic systems, terrestrial ecosystems, water and aquatic ecosystems, forest health, and timber management; two additional chapters provide a background on history and fire. Each chapter surveys pertinent literature and data, accesses conditions, identifies research needs, and examines the implications for southern forests and the benefits they provide.
File Guiding Principles for a Practical and Sustainable Approach to Forest Carbon Sequestration Projects in the Southern United States
Key issues surrounding the development and application of forest-based offset projects in the southern region of the United States are examined in this paper. It provides the Southern Group of State Foresters’ recommendations for how these issues should be addressed in federal climate policy, should legislation be enacted.
File Implementation of Forestry Best Management Practices: A Southern Region Report
This regional report on forestry BMP implementation monitoring is the first in a planned series to be published every three to five years. The report provides information for the purpose of continuously improving monitoring methods and BMP implementation, and promotes consistency among southern states for this activity.
File Methodology for Assessing Forest Biomass
Recent concerns with energy security, energy costs, rural economies, and environmental concerns have increased interest in the use of forest biomass for energy. Forest biomass can be obtained directly from the forest in the forms of trees and portions of trees, and from forest product manufacturing facilities in the form of by-products such as bark, sawdust, shavings and other residues. This report provides instructions on the use of various Forest Inventory Analysis data to perform forestry biomass assessments and lists several methods of estimating the availability of biomass from forest sources.
File Recommendations to Assist Federal Regulatory Agencies in the Determination of Ongoing Silviculture in Bottomland Hardwood and Cypress Swamps
The SGSF Water Resources Committee developed this general guidance document to assist Environmental Protection Agency and other federal regulatory agency representatives in making field level distinctions between ongoing silviculture for bottomland hardwood and cypress swamps and other land uses that may have similar operational aspects.
File SGSF Disaster Response Handbook
This handbook presents an overview of key activities for state forestry agencies to consider when dealing with all types of disaster response, from hurricanes and wide-spread tornado outbreaks, to wildland fire and ice storms. Information is compiled into three main categories for consideration: State Agency Issues when dealing with preplanning, response and recovery, Forest Damage Assessment, and Forest Recovery Operations.
File (.xls, .doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.) National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy - Southeastern Regional Assessment
The Cohesive Strategy is an unprecedented collaborative planning and risk analysis document to improve response and resiliency in the event of wildland fire.
File Planning for the Future of Southern Forests: 2010 Statewide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies
June 2010 marked the completion of statewide forest resource assessments and strategies for nearly all States and Territories in the United States. These documents were produced in response to the 2008 Farm Bill mandate to prioritize national, regional and State forest management activities. This summary analysis identifies common themes and different approaches and methods used to develop the assessments and strategies in the 13 Southern States.
File Forest Marketing Brochure
File A Users Guide on Forest Roads and Their Section 404(f) Exemption Status
Southern Group of State Foresters Water Resources Committee June 2010
File 2011 Texas Wildfires
2011 Texas Wildfires
Document 2013 SGSF Annual Meeting, June 3-6, Savannah, GA. Register NOW!
File (.xls, .doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.) SGSF Forest Certification Programs: Status and Recommendations in the South
A Report of the Southern Group of State Foresters
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