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National News View all news releases » When a new species is discovered on the planet, people usually imagine a discovery process that is dangerous and remote in location. However, one scientist didn’t have to venture far from home to learn about a few new discoveries that has the science community spinning about a native grassland ecosystem in South Dakota. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 -- The U.S. Forest Service finalized policy guidelines that will open opportunities for ski areas to promote year-round recreation activities that are natural resource-based and that will create additional jobs for communities with ski areas on the National Forests.

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The Associates Our Associates broaden and strengthen the capacities of the company. These scientists have been selected for their interest and intimate knowledge in specific areas of temperate and tropical forestry. Dr. Mulkh Raj Ahuja, Senior Associate, has done extensive work in forest genetics, biotechnology, botany, somatic cell genetics of woody plants and molecular genetics. The Weeks Act - USFS History - Forest History Society March 1, 2011, marked the centennial of the Weeks Act — the "organic act" of the eastern national forests. Signed into law by President William Howard Taft, the Weeks Act permitted the federal government to purchase private land in order to protect the headwaters of rivers and watersheds in the eastern United States and called for fire protection efforts through federal, state, and private cooperation. It has been one of the most successful pieces of conservation legislation in U.S. history. To date, nearly 20 million acres of forestland have been protected by the Weeks Act, land that provides habitat for hundreds of plants and animals, recreation space for millions of visitors, and economic opportunities for countless local communities. As one historian has noted, "No single law has been more important in the return of the forests to the eastern United States" than the Weeks Act. >> >> Next Page: The Lands Nobody Wanted

Student Aid on the Web The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. Our resources are grouped by the following topics: Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid ProgramsFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) InformationLoan InformationConsumer Protection Hard copies of many of the publications are available for order from the U.S. Department of Education’s Publication Center ( or by calling 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827). TTY/TDD callers can use 1-877-576-7734. Working Trees » USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) NAC Home > Working Trees <a href="/" class="crumbStyle">Home</a> The Seeds Of Working Trees Trees have a job to do. Put them to "work" on your land and watch them do important tasks like improve water quality, control soil erosion, increase agricultural production, and provide wildlife habitat.

Extension Forestry The following materials and handouts have been created by NC PLT facilitators and coordinators. Please feel free to use this page as a supplement for your classroom activities, at your environmental education center, or in your workshops. Though these materials are not copyrighted, please do not use them in any publications. To get the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, go here. Open Government Initiative Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public. Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency.

BCAP Project Area Information BCAP assistance for the establishment and production of biomass crops is available within designated project areas. BCAP project areas are specific geographic areas where producers may enroll land to grow specified biomass crops. Participants may be eligible to receive financial and technical assistance as well as annual payments to establish these crops. Project areas are established based on proposals submitted to FSA by either a group of producers or an entity that converts biomass to heat, power, a biobased product or an advanced biofuel. Those interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to contact their FSA state office for details.

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National Community Land Trust Network Any Community Land Trust project will need to make big decisions about how it conducts its business. The following tools are designed to help you make those choices. They are designed to be practical, and to inform your approach from start-up to development and management. The CLT Legal Toolkit provides guidance on the legal structures that may be suitable for you in establishing a CLT. It covers many of the issues you will need to consider in establishing a legal form and highlights some of the differences that may influence which legal structure and governance arrangements are more suited to your local situation.

Down To Earth > How Does Using Paper Lead to More Trees? If America’s private landowners can’t make money as tree farmers, many will turn to other income sources for the land. The U.S. could lose 44 million acres of forest to development in the next 30 years. What can be done? Understand Forest Ownership Archived: Teachers' tools, NCID, CDC Virus Encounters This popular free curriculum offers middle and high school school teachers a comprehensive set of multimedia aids and activities for teaching units on infectious disease topics. CDC experts team up with Turner and use extensive video, text, and the transcripts of interactive discussions to present sessions on topics like viruses, infectious diseases yesterday and today, influenza, and epidemiology, the disease detective profession. Accompanying these are five complete learning activities, including labs and simulations, that allow students to further explore the subjects.