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Rural schools to receive $285 million in timber revenue
Education Week
Rural schools located near national forest land in 41 states and Puerto Rico will share $285 million this year in payments, according to an announcement Monday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

The funding is the result of the two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, which passed the U.S. House in March and the U.S. Senate earlier this month as part of a Medicare, or "doc fix" bill. That bill also provided $800 million for the Maternal, Infant, and Early-Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) and extended the Children's Health Insurance Plan, or CHIP, for two years.
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LSU Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association honors
Mike Barnes

FPS and LSU Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association
The LSU Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association honored three of its distinguished alumni at its recent annual meeting on April 25 at LSU.

This year's inductees to the LSU Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association Hall of Fame are Drs. H. Michael Barnes, James P. Barnett and the late Robert Chabreck.

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Forest industry responds to latest O&C plan
Natural Resource Report
Per Tom Partin, president of the American Forest Resource Council, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released draft resource management plans for six districts in Western Oregon encompassing over 2.5 million acres of BLM-managed forestland, including the Oregon & California (O&C) Grant Lands, for public review and comment. Once finalized, these plans will replace Northwest Forest Plan-era plans and guide the future management of these lands, including outlining sustained-yield timber harvest levels as required by federal law.
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$60 million for forest roads in Ontario
NetNewsledger.com
Ontario is investing in forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, supporting local communities by growing the economy and creating jobs in the forestry, mining and tourism sectors. As part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history, the Canadian province is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.
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South Carolina timber meeting to brief landowners on 'pine decline'
The Edgefield Advertiser
As enigmatic as it is deadly, "pine decline" has many Southern timber owners wondering whether the condition may be damaging their investment. South Carolina timber owners and land managers will be able to get the latest information on the problem at a daylong workshop May 6 in Leesville.
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Forestry named 2nd-most important industry for Belarus after agriculture
BelTA via Belarusian News
The forestry industry is the second most important branch for Belarus after agriculture, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said during the visit to the Kozyri forest area in Logoisk District on April 26, BelTA has learned.
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Maine governor keeps up timber fight
The Times Record
Gov. Paul LePage on Monday reiterated that he will not authorize roughly $11.5 million in voter-approved conservation bonds unless the legislature approves a new plan to cut more timber on public land and use the new revenue to pay for heating assistance programs.
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China leads the way in planting biomass
Hydrogen Fuel News
A new study from the University of New South Wales' Center of Excellence for Climate System Science shows that, globally, the amount of carbon stored in all living biomass above soil has increased by 4 billion tons since 2003. The study highlights China's contribution to this, as the country is responsible for the largest increase in living biomass. The increase in biomass has had a significant impact on carbon emissions, which is helping improve the global environment.
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College, forestry sector putting drones to work
The Prince George Citizen
A drone hovered above the crowd of students and researchers gathered in a clearing by Willow River, the latest example of a new partnership between the College of New Caledonia and forestry industry partners focused on innovative technology.
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