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Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship
The Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF) has started a scholarship program, with the first scholarships to be awarded for the 2013/2014 school year in September of 2013. The scholarship awards will be between $1,000 and $3,000, for a total of $10,000 awarded for the school year.
Individuals who live in or plan to go to college/school in: Arizona, Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington or British Columbia, Canada are eligible to apply.
The PFF scholarship committee will select the recipients in May, 2013. The deadline to submit completed applications to the PFF office is April 20, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact Graham Lasure or Rikki Wellman at 425-413-2808.
Husqvarna Hosts Summit for FRA & ALC
December 4, 2012, leadership from both the American Loggers Council (ALC) and the Forest Resources Association (FRA) met at a summit hosted by Husqvarna at Husqvarna headquarters (in Charlotte, North Carolina) to discuss the many issues impacting the timber harvesting industry.
The focus of the one day summit was sharing thoughts and ideas on issues deemed most critical for the logging sector of the forest industry in recent surveys including a looming logging capacity shortage, legislative priorities for both organizations, and the opportunities for both organizations to work closer on all of the issues where commonality exists to promote the health and sustainability of the industry.
Following the summit, ALC’s Travis Taylor commented that, “This was by far the best meeting that I have had the opportunity to attend where everything was laid out on the table and a plan of action on how to move forward with some of the ideas that were generated during the discussions.”
Field Days Top 10,000 Attendees
The WSU Extension reports that the Washington’s Forest Owners Field Day program achieved a major milestone. One of the landowners who attended the 2012 Western Washington Forest Owners Field Day this past August 18 became the 10,000th person to attend these very popular regional events since their inception in 1996.
WSU Extension and DNR, working closely with several other public and private sponsors, have jointly conducted these popular out-in-the-woods regional educational events at nearly 30 venues across the state, including interstate events with Idaho and Oregon. http://forestry.wsu.edu
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