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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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.

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NAUFRP Leadership

2017-2018 NAUFRP Officers Jim Allen, Past President (Northern Arizona University); Keith Belli, President (University of Tennessee); David Newman, President-Elect (SUNY).

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