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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Forest Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill

The Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition appealed to the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry to use the 2018 Farm Bill to address challenges faced by forest landowners. The coalition is a diverse group of interests that has worked together for more than 15 years to build consensus forest sector platforms for the last three Farm Bills.  Read the Coalition’s March 2017 letter to Congress here.

Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Requests

See NAUFRP’s funding request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 federal appropriations here. NAUFRP FY19 Budget Recommendations  

NAUFRP Executive Committee November 14, 2017

The NAUFRP Executive Committee will meet November 14, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 8:30-5:00 Convention Center  (Room: Laguna) NAUFRP Membership invited. draft Executive Committee ALB Agenda2017