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Southern Fire Exchange Fall 2011 Webinar Series
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

This fall the Southern Fire Exchange (http://www.southernfireexchange.org/), a Joint Fire Science sponsored program dedicated to providing the latest fire science information to communities and practitioners across the South, will present a series of webinars on topics related to wildland fire and natural resource management.  The current schedule is as follows: 
 

Using the Southern Fire Exchange Resource Center
September 28, 2011, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
 
Using Smoke Prediction Models for Prescribed Burning Planning
October 19, 2011, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
 
Prescribed Fire and the Public: Myths and Realities
November 16, 2011, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
 
Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System
December 14, 2011, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
 
To register and/or learn more about these webinars visit:
http://www.southernfireexchange.org/ProDev/Webinars.html
 
For updates from the Southern Fire Exchange, follow their Twitter account:
http://twitter.com/SEFireScience


Leaves of Change Issue 9: Cultural Issues in Forest Management
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

In this issue, we highlight a research project headed by John Schelhas (SRS-4952 natural resource sociologist) that is helping to describe social networks among African American forest landowners as well as forest and land values and identities, forest practices, and forest histories. The findings of this project are helping to illuminate a crucial disconnect in forestry and extension efforts, and have subsequently led to outreach efforts designed specifically to connect with underserved landowner groups.

Click here to view this issue. To view the accompanying case study insert click here.

To view past issues of Leaves of Change click here.


Selecting Firewise Shrubs to Reduce Wildfire Risk
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

This new publication, jointly developed by InterfaceSouth and the Unversity of Florida IFAS, can help you select shrubs for your landscape, particularly for homes in the southern United States.

To view this publication, click here.


May 21st is National Walk in the Woods Day
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Saturday, May 21st is National Walk in the Woods Day, an event in celebration of the International Year of the Forests and coordinated by the American Forest Foundation. Consider helping youth and adults alike to discover a forest and learn about its importance by participating in, or leading, a “walk in the woods.”
 

Click here to learn more about this event. To learn more about the International Year of the Forests click here.

Learn more at http://www.celebrateforests.org/newsroom/campaign-news/national-walk-woods-day-saturday-may-21st


April is Let's G.O. Month! Get Outside and Enjoy!
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

The Children & Nature Network has designated all of April as Let's G.O. (Get Outdoors) month, with the goal of bringing together intergenerational groups of people to get outside together to be active, have fun, and connect with nature.  Events are occuring in a variety of locations, from coast to coast. Find an event in your area at: http://www.childrenandnature.org/LETSGO_FIND

Learn more at http://www.childrenandnature.org/LETSGO_FIND


Upcoming Webinar: Social Networking Tools for Urban Forestry
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:00 AM (Eastern)

The next Urban Natural Resources Institute Informational Webcast will take place on April 20th and will provide an overview of social networking tools to communicate and develop new audiences for urban natural resource programs and outreach.This session will be presented by Melanie R. Kirk, Assistant Professor & Extension Urban Forestry Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. 

 http://www.unri.org/webcasts/#social

Learn more at http://www.unri.org/webcasts/#social


Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Local Projects to Help Kids Get Outdoors
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $1 million in cost-share funding for children's programs in 18 states and Puerto Rico, furthering USDA's commitment to connect young people around the country with America's great outdoors. The two programs receiving funding through this announcement will reach tens of thousands of young people this year, and support the goals of both President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative.

To view the article visit: http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/agriculture_secretary_vilsack_announces_local_projects_to_help_kids_get_out/

Learn more at http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/agriculture_secretary_vilsack_announces_local_projects_to_help_kids_get_out/


New USFS report released this week, "Wood to Energy: Using Southern Interface Fuels for Bioenergy"
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

The USDA Forest Service and the University of Florida unveiled a new book this week that gives utility and energy companies, planners, investors and others the latest information on the viability of the wood to energy market in wildland-urban interface areas of the South. The free book, titled “Wood to Energy: Using Southern Interface Fuels for Bioenergy,” is posted online at: http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs132.pdf.

 

“Wood to Energy: Using Southern Interface Fuels for Bioenergy” addresses topics including woody biomass sources in the wildland-urban interface; harvesting, reprocessing and delivery of woody biomass in the WUI; biomass conversion to energy and fuels; the economic availability of woody biomass; economic impact analysis of woody biomass energy development; and public perceptions of using wood for fuel.
 

 

Learn more at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs132.pdf


Vist us at the Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival, March 26-27, 2011
posted May 31, 2018 03:30 AM by doutlaw

We will have a booth at the Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival in Gainesville, Florida this weekend, March 26-27.. This festival features about 200 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits, and foods. Also featured are a walk-through butterfly conservatory, children's activities area, live entertainment and auctions, both live and silent.

For more information visit: http://www.gardenfestival.org/
 


Come visit our booth at the Kanapaha Spring Festival, March 26-27, 2011
posted May 31, 2018 03:19 AM by doutlaw

InterfaceSouth will have an informational booth at the 2011 Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival, March 26-27, in Gainesville, FL. This festival features about 200 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits, and foods. Also featured are a walk-through butterfly conservatory, children's activities area, live entertainment and auctions, both live and silent.

For more information visit: http://www.kanapaha.org/calendar.htm.

Learn more at http://www.kanapaha.org/calendar.htm


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