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  Forestry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forestry is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and plantations, and related natural resources.
The enactment and evolution of forestry laws and binding regulations occurred in most Western nations in the 20th century in response to growing conservation concerns and the increasing technological capacity of logging companies.
Tropical forestry is a separate branch of forestry which deals mainly with equatorial forests that yield woods such as teak and mahogany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forestry   (1290 words)

 forestry - HighBeam Encyclopedia
FORESTRY [forestry] the management of forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation.
It is the chief goal of forestry to devise methods for felling trees that provide for the growth of a new forest crop and to ensure that adequate seed of desirable species is shed onto the ground and that conditions are optimal for seed germination and the survival of saplings.
Sustainability of commercial forestry in a changing socioeconomic and legal environment: a case study of South Africa: the changing socioeconomic and legal environment in South Africa has demanded a redefinition of commercial forestry, forcing several institutional and policy-related changes in the industry.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f/forestry.asp   (1060 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Forestry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The enactment and evolution of forestry laws and binding regulations occurred in most Western nations in the 20th century in response to growing conservationist social ideals and the increasing technological capacity of logging companies.
In some cases deforestation is the result of a lack of forestry, particularly in areas subject to overgrazing by livestock.
Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Forestry   (1194 words)

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Forestry is the science and practice of studying and managing forests and their natural resources.
Much research and development has been invested in improving varieties of trees for commercial use and in better methods of planting, pest control, thinning, felling, and extraction and of processing timber into usable products.
Growing concerns about environmental problems arising from massive deforestation (especially in the rain forests) have recently put forestry and its implications into the spotlight.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/forestry.html   (96 words)

Forestry services comprise 56 percent of the total number of establishments in the nation, while timber tracts’ share of the total establishments is 38 percent.
The forestry industry in Washington is the second largest in the nation behind Oregon, with about 10 percent of the nation’s total private establishments and employment.
The labor force in the forestry sector is dominated by agricultural, forestry, fishing and related workers.
www.wa.gov /esd/lmea/sprepts/indprof/forestry.htm   (1268 words)

 ADB's Policy on Forestry - ADB.org
It underscores the involvement of beneficiaries at an early stage of project development through to implementation and management to ensure that investments in the forestry sector are sustainable.
This followed a burgeoning interest in conservation forestry in the 1980s that stemmed from increased global environmental awareness and (perhaps more importantly) international publicity for controversial natural resource issues.
The Paper makes explicit statements on (i) conditions for Bank involvement in forestry sector investments; (ii) the potential role of NGOs in the entire process of the project cycle from design to implementation and monitoring; (iii) the treatment of old-growth forests; and (iv) areas of Bank involvement, taking into consideration emerging priorities.
www.adb.org /Documents/Policies/Forestry/default.asp?p=policies   (566 words)

 Teagasc - Forestry
This profile presents the opportunity for existing and future farm forestry owners to benefit from a range of practical, economical and environmental functions in addition to that of the growing of commercial timber.
The biggest barrier to forestry is the increased livestock extensification payments where farmers get a top-up payment of €80 per suckler cow and male animal provided the stocking rate on the farm is below a certain level.
You can reach the Teagasc forestry advisory service at your nearest Teagasc County Office and the Head of Forestry at mary.ryan@teagasc.ie or alternatively you may contact the Forestry Development Unit at Teagasc, Mellows Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway.
www.teagasc.ie /advisory/forestry/index.htm   (842 words)

The core of required forestry courses is based on standards for professional training established by the Society of American Foresters.
The forestry program serves as a center for the exchange of knowledge through sponsorship of symposia, workshops, and seminars on contemporary subjects for forestry professionals and forest landowners.
Math 111, 112; Forestry 331, 333, 335, 342, 385, 424, 426, 431; English 351 or NRES 320; Biology 350 with Biol 130 and Chem 101 or 105 accepted as prereqs.
www.uwsp.edu /news/uwspcatalog/forestry.htm   (2323 words)

 Undergraduate Studies in Forestry
A major in forestry at UNH combines a basic education in social and natural sciences with professional forestry courses and courses in closely related disciplines.
All students in forestry are required to attend 2 two-week field sessions at the end of selected spring terms and to complete at least one summer of related work experience.
Forestry education at UNH uses access to 3,800 acres of university woodlands for extensive field trips, including College Woods, as well as specialized indoor and outdoor laboratories.
www.unh.edu /natural-resources/ug-for.html   (836 words)

The Forestry Program at UNBC is an integral part of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.
The Forestry Major is accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board.
Forestry education and research are also facilitated by the 13,000 ha John Prince Research Forest, located near Fort St. James, and the 10,000 Aleza Lake Research Forest located near Prince George.
www.unbc.ca /forestry   (274 words)

 EPA - Agriculture Sector: Forestry
Forestry services (SIC code 0851) include establishments primarily engaged in performing services related to timber production, wood technology, forestry economics and marketing, and other forestry services not elsewhere classified (e.g., cruising timber, firefighting, and reforestation).
This guidance document is intended to provide technical assistance to state water quality and forestry program managers, nonindustrial private forest owners, industrial forest owners, and others involved with forest management on the best available, most eco-nomically achievable means of reducing the nonpoint source pollution of surface and groundwaters that can result from forestry activities.
A major consideration in many ecosystems is the impact of monoculture forestry that simplifies the ecosystem, leaving it vulnerable to disease and other environmental factors.
www.epa.gov /agriculture/forestry.html   (2115 words)

 South Carolina Forestry Commission
Forestry Best Management Practices provide specifications for logging roads and stream crossings, set parameters for harvesting near streams, and regulate disposal of chemicals and waste.
The mission of the South Carolina Forestry Commission is to protect, promote, enhance, and nurture the forest lands of South Carolina in a manner consistent with achieving the greatest good for its citizens.
The South Carolina Forestry Commission and the USDA Forest Service prohibit discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.
www.state.sc.us /forest   (473 words)

 Forestry Wildlife Extension Personnel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The school of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University has a dynamic Extension program that reaches into every community in Alabama, covering many areas of natural resources management and serving the needs of Alabama citizens from all walks of life.
Housed in the School of forestry and Wildlife Sciences on the campus of Auburn University, these Extension Specialists are tenure-track faculty that are fully integrated into the academic programs at Auburn.
There are seven forestry and wildlife Extension regions in Alabama with a single Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent (REA) in each region.
www.forestry.auburn.edu /extension/Aboutus.htm   (306 words)

 WDNR - Division of Forestry Home
The Wisconsin DNR's forestry program, initiated in 1904, is responsible for developing and implementing a balanced management and protection program for the state’s forest resource.
Since nearly 70 percent of the forest land in Wisconsin is in private ownership, the DNR forestry program encourages sustainable, forest ecosystem development through a variety of partnership programs with other forest landowners.
Through these partnership efforts, the DNR forestry program protects sensitive and unique ecosystems and encourages management of other areas for commercial forest crops, recognizing property owner’s rights as well as society’s needs for a variety of products from the forest.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/forestry   (204 words)

 Forestry - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Much research and development has been invested in improving varieties of trees for commercial use and in better methods of planting, pest control, thinning, controlled burning, felling, and extraction and of processing timber into usable products.
The first dedicated forestry school was established by George Hartig at Dillenburg in Germany in 1787, though forestry had already been taught for a long time before then in central Europe.
The first forestry school in North America was near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern U.S, where George Vanderbilt saw the devastation that logging had left behind.
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/f/fo/forestry.html   (290 words)

 Rainforest Alliance: Conserving Forestlands
In more than 50 countries around the world, we are helping businesses, governments and communities change their land-use practices and set standards for the long-term use of resources and the conservation of the planet’s great wealth of biodiversity.
Central to our efforts is the implementation of better forestry practices, verified by independent third-party certification, training and education and fostering markets for sustainably harvested forest products.
The Rainforest Alliance’s certification program, SmartWood, was founded in 1989 to certify responsible forestry practices and now focuses on providing a variety of certification tools.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /programs/forestry/index.html   (287 words)

 Division of Forestry: Minnesota DNR
Through shared information, technology, and understanding, we empower others and ourselves to: sustain and enhance functioning forest ecosystems; provide a sustainable supply of forest resources to meet human needs (e.g., material, economic, and social); protect lives and property from wildfires; and provide a dollar return to the permanent school trust.
The Division of Forestry exists to provide a long-term, sustainable yield of forest resources from state forest lands; improve the health and productivity of other public and private forest lands (including community forest lands); and protect life, property, and natural resources from wildfires.
Through the efforts of the Division of Forestry, Minnesota's citizens can rely on having healthy forests that provide timber and other forest crops, fish and wildlife habitat, biological diversity, clean water, multiple recreation opportunities, rare and distinctive flora and fauna, improved air and soil quality, and educational, aesthetic, and historic values.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /forestry   (427 words)

 Department of Conservation and Recreation - Forestry
Service Forestry - The Service Forestry Program promotes long-term forest management and resource protection on private lands through a combination of statutory mandates, tax relief, and outreach and education programs.
This would be a good place to start if you are interested in forestry on your own lands or having a forester visit your town or property.
Management Forestry - The Management Forestry Program is responsible for the planning and implementation of all natural resource management activities on the State's 285,000 acre forest and parks system.
www.mass.gov /dcr/stewardship/forestry/index.htm   (452 words)

 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand - Forestry Gateway
The role of the Indigenous Forestry Unit, with offices located in Christchurch and Rotorua, is to facilitate the sustainable management of New Zealand’s indigenous forests.
The overall purpose of the Crown Forestry Group is to manage the Crown's interest in a number of commercial forests and forestry-related leases.
A key function of the new Ministry is to ensure that forestry continues to make the best possible contribution to New Zealand's sustainable development and economic growth.
www.maf.govt.nz /forestry   (341 words)

 Arkansas Forestry Commission - Community Forestry
The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) announces the availability of $238,000 in Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program Grants to facilitate Ice Storm 2000 recovery and restoration efforts.
Arkansas Forestry Commission Urban Representatives are available to assist with tree inventories for communities with populations of 5,000 or less.
The AFC District Forester must be contacted with enough time to schedule an inspection upon tree delivery to insure your trees are healthy and meet specifications.
www.forestry.state.ar.us /community/Ice_grant.html   (867 words)

 Welcome to the Maryland Forest Service
Now is the time for all of us to step forward and become the catalystÂ…calling out the visionary and charismatic from within our own ranks and from across the breadth of our state’s forestry community to lay the foundation for the next century of progress.
The Forestry Boards and MDNR are entering their 35th year in presenting and sponsoring a week-long program for Natural Resource Careers at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County, Maryland.
Traditional Forestry will be the main focus of this educational experience with the inclusion of GIS and GPS technology.
www.dnr.state.md.us /forests   (838 words)

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