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US Forest Service - Caring for the land and serving people.

US Forest Service - Caring for the land and serving people.

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. Sr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Sr. Dr. Sr. Sr. Dr. Dr. Sr. Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe Español: El documento solicitado no se encuentra en . El motivo puede ser una reciente revisión de partes del sitio web de la Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe. Utilice el menú de navegación de la izquierda para acceder a los contenidos del sitio. English: The web server at cannot find the file you asked for. Please use de navigation menu on the left to access the website contents. Français: Le document que vous cherchez ne se trouve pas à . Utilisez le menu de navigation à gauche pour accéder au contenu du site. Português: O documento que você está procurando não está na . Use o menu de navegação à esquerda para acessar o conteúdo do site.

Zobel Forestry Associates, Inc. CIFOR: Center for International Forestry Research 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. The Working Trees concept was a fundamental step towards helping the USDA National Agroforestry Center effectively communicate the role that trees can play in agricultural systems. The Working Trees concept was the brainchild of now-retired Forest Service Lead Agroforester, Jerry (JB) Bratton. As the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) began to take shape in the early 1990's, an informational brochure about agroforestry was needed. One of Jerry's favorite sayings is, "Working Trees really earn their room and board!" Agroforestry is not yet a common word for farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Working Trees Brochures are 6-page publications that serve as a great introduction to agroforestry.

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. How BCAP Project Area Contracts works Producers within a designated BCAP project area may apply to enroll land into the program and receive assistance to grow eligible biomass crops. Producers will generally be eligible for: Annual payments for the land enrolled; Establishment cost-share payments for perennial biomass crops; What land is eligible?

Tool Kits :: 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. This toolkit does not provide a comprehensive statement of the law as it applies to the different structures and specific advice should be taken on your particular requirements at the legal formation stage. For more information about legal structures, see Start a CLT: Governance and Legal Structures. Click to access the toolkit. Financial appraisal tool Advice line Disclaimer

Real Estate Investment Trusts A real estate investment trust (“REIT”), generally, is a company that owns – and typically operates – income-producing real estate or real estate-related assets. REITs provide a way for individual investors to earn a share of the income produced through commercial real estate ownership – without actually having to go out and buy commercial real estate. The income-producing real estate assets owned by a REIT may include office buildings, shopping malls, apartments, hotels, resorts, self-storage facilities, warehouses, and mortgages or loans. Most REITs specialize in a single type of real estate – for example, apartment communities. There are retail REITs, office REITs, residential REITs, healthcare REITs, and industrial REITs, to name a few. To qualify as a REIT, a company must have the bulk of its assets and income connected to real estate investment and must distribute at least 90 percent of its taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends.

Bioregional Animism Gaviotas Gaviotas is an ecovillage located in the llanos of the Colombian department of Vichada. It was founded in 1971 by Paolo Lugari who assembled a group of engineers and scientists in an attempt to create a mode of sustainable living in one of the least hospitable political and geographical climates in South America. Technology[edit] The community has produced a number of inventions and innovations over the years - notably including a children's seesaw that drives a water pump and a "distinctive 'sunflower' design" windmill that is well-suited to the plains in Colombia. Lugari notes that social experiments cannot simply import solutions from temperate climates. Since already-existing solutions are often very costly to adapt, Gaviotas' innovations are often simple changes to a means of production that make otherwise expensive products available at affordable prices. Gaviotas Day[edit] Healthcare advances[edit] Environmental impact[edit] Climate[edit] History[edit] References[edit] Books[edit]

Sustainable Farm Lease: Home FSA - Conservation Programs The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) oversees a number of voluntary conservation-related programs. These programs work to address a large number of farming and ranching related conservation issues including: Drinking water protection Reducing soil erosion Wildlife habitat preservation Preservation and restoration of forests and wetlands Aiding farmers whose farms are damaged by natural disasters FSA accomplishes these goals through the conservation programs listed below. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality. The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), an offshoot of CRP, targets high-priority conservation issues identified by government and non-governmental organizations. For a list of FAQs, visit Ask FSA.