UGA News Service Press Release Professional foresters have long relied on the 135-page “Service Forester’s Handbook” for on-the-go access to the formulas, facts and figures they need. The pocket-sized weather-resistant field guide helps foresters convert figures, calculate volumes and dozens of other key calculations. University of Georgia Extension and Southern Regional Extension Forestry recently released
By Derek Penner, Vancouver Sun Vancouver-based lumber producer Interfor is buying four U.S. sawmills for $95 million, increasing the company’s hedge against looming constraints on the B.C. lumber sector. The deal involves the purchase of two mills in the Pacific Northwest and two in the U.S. southeast from Tacoma-based Simpson Lumber. The transaction turns Interfor
USDA Press Release Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BCAP, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provided incentives for the removal of dead or diseased trees from National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands for renewable
U.S. Senate freshman David Perdue will keep Georgia’s decades-long tradition of holding a slot on the Senate Agriculture Committee, one of five committees Perdue will sit on next year. Senate Republicans’ announcement of committee positions today also showed soon-to-be senior senator Johnny Isakson atop the Veterans Affairs and Ethics committees, though the committee members still
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. J. Scott Angle, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will chair the search committee, which
Sixty-five leaders from the forestry and drinking water sectors gathered in Savannah on Nov. 17 and 18 for the first Georgia Forests and Drinking Water Forum to explore the connections between forests and drinking water and how the two sectors could work together to sustain Georgia’s forest and water resources.
After a timber company makes its plywood or paper, there’s leftover sawdust and wood shavings. These leftovers are called woody biomass and in Georgia, they’re becoming a big source of renewable energy.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced that it is reopening the comment period on its proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) as endangered.
The impact of privately owned forests on the quality and quantity of Georgia’s drinking water is remarkable, and well understood within the forestry community. However, it is unlikely that the state’s citizens and leaders often make the connection between a glass of clean drinking water and Georgia’s forests.