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U.S. Forest Service says two-thirds of its budget couyld go to fighting wildfires by 2025
August 4, 2015 article in Washington Post
Federal Forest Resource Coalition Weekly Report
Newsletter for the week of November 9, 2012, including an election summary & headlines: "Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Better Forest Management", "Peterson Calls for Quick Farm Bill Action", "In Shocking Development, Thinning Project Tames Fire Behavior", "Washington GOP Members Call for Better Forest Management", "Francis Marion NF Begins Plan Revision"
The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations
Link to home page for a 2015 US Forest Service Report
From Ideas to Action: A Guide to Funding and Authorities for Collaborative Forestry
Rural Voices For Conservation publication presents a menu of Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service tools and programs available to implement land stewardship on public and private lands, while providing insider tips and lessons learned.
Healthy Forests Initiative and Healthy Forests Restoration Act: Interim Field Guide
This Field Guide is designed to help resource managers understand the changes in procedures and processes under the HFI and HFRA. It briefly summarizes the various HFI tools that have become available. The guide does not address all HFI tools directly. Its primary focus is on the expedited processes provided in Title I of the HFRA for hazardous-fuel treatment on NFS and BLM lands.
Technical Symposium Videos: Responsible Forest Management on Watershed Health
"Examining the Effects of Responsible Forest Management on Watershed Health" Technical Symposium Videos Now Available Online - May 29th The symposium, co-hosted by SAF, the American Forest Foundation, the Environmental Law Institute, the National Alliance of Forest Owners, Plum Creek, the US Forest Service, and Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association, featured keynote speaker Honorable Benjamin H. Grumbles (President, Clean Water America Alliance), and administrative, legal, and scientific panels in exploring forest connections to the Clean Water Act. Videos of each of the panels, along with the keynote address, can be found at this link.
6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress "Advancing Ecology in Fire Management" Conference from Nov 16, 2015 12:00 AM to Nov 20, 2015 12:00 AM
November 6-20, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas
Keeping Water in Traditional Communities
There's a movement afoot in the acequia community to keep water flowing for traditional uses. While it doesn't necessarily relate to environmental flows, the environmental community may find inspiration-or at the very least, better understand rural communities, the challenges they face, and their attempts at protecting the waters flowing through acequias and ditches.
2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress from May 21, 2011 10:00 PM to May 25, 2011 10:00 PM Palm Springs, California ,
This year's technical program in Palm Springs, CA focuses on “Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability”.
AWRA Luncheon 6/12- Douglas Sayre-Is the Aamodt Settlement and the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Worth the Investment? Jun 12, 2012 03:00 PM O'Niell's Pub 4310 Central SE Albuquerque,
A discussion featuring speaker Douglas Sayre Tuesday June 12 covering the worth of the Aamodt Settlement and the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System
Association for Fire Ecology Congress from Dec 03, 2012 08:00 AM to Dec 07, 2012 12:00 PM Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon,
The Association for Fire Ecology presents the 5th Annual Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Uniting Research, Education, and Management
Grant Resource Guide Brochure
Brochure of grant progams, technical assistance and tools for communities
Water Town Hall Final Report
New Mexicans want a balanced water policy that plans for future shortages, expands water storage and reuse, addresses legal issues and protects environmental resources. They want to explore new water sources, including potential of cleaning up brackish water in our aquifers. They also want to improve the ways the state finances water projects.
The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service's Non-Fire Work
USFS Report released August 4, 2015
China and the Global Market for Forest Products
Transforming Trade to Benefit Forests and Livelihoods - March 2006
Western Regional Partnership Natural Resources Committee Updates, April-May 2012
Attached are the latest (April 6-May 2) WRP Natural Resources Committee related updates for your reference and use. If you have any related updates you would like to share with the Committee, please email them to for the next update.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to develop and coordinate “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
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