Call for Nominations – 2018 Family Forests Education Award

2018 FAMILY FORESTS EDUCATION AWARD Presented by the National Woodland Owners Association And the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA), in cooperation with the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), will present the annual FAMILY FORESTS EDUCATION AWARD at the 2018 Society of American Foresters (SAF) national convention in Portland, Oregon on October 2nd. The award will be presented to educational institutions deemed to have delivered the most effective education program benefiting family forest …

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Oregon State University Recipient of 2018 Family Forests Education Award

The National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP) and National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) jointly presented the 2018 FAMILY FORESTS EDUCATION AWARD to OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY. The award is presented annually to educational institutions deemed to have delivered the most effective education program benefiting family forest owners over the past five years. Oregon State University was recognized for its ‘Outstanding Comprehensive Educational Program to Improve Management of Family Owned Forests’. Dr. Jim Johnson, Associate …

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Proposal: Survey of Forestry Programs and Professional Ethics

Proposal to NAUFRP to cooperate on a Survey of Forestry programs on Professional Ethics LCI  Feb. 27 2018 Quick Look:  Proposed survey of programs at p. 4 Proposed student survey at p. 8 Background Years ago I conducted an informal survey of SAF accredited programs to see what they were doing on professional ethics.  Only half responded… which is a clue.  This was while I was preparing my readings volume on the subject.  Responses received …

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Blue Ribbon Commission Releases Report on Forest and Forest Products Research and Development in the 21st Century

NAUFRP Statement:  The recently released report of the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Forest and Forest Products Research and Development in the 21st Century underscores the need to bolster our capacity to solve the problems facing our forests and associated forest products industry.  The Commissioners have done an admirable job of describing the current state of forestry research and development.  Their central message recommending major changes in forest sector R&D …

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Abstracts Deadline 2018 Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources

The deadline for the 2018 Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources call for abstracts has been extended to Friday, October 27.  As a reminder, while we are soliciting contributions in the areas and related topics listed below, we also welcome proposals for themes not explicitly noted. Experiential and service learning Communications and leadership Recruitment, retention and advising Technology Curriculum and assessment Diversity and inclusion More information, as well as a link to submit …

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NIFA Report on Capacity Programs

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new report on March 27th that measured the effectiveness of investments in America’s land-grant universities through food and agriculture research, extension, and education projects. The report, National Evaluation of Capacity Programs, was prepared by TEConomy Partners. NIFA commissioned the study to determine whether funding based on 100-year-old legislation is still a suitable model to support 21st Century …

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