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Forest Guild

The mission of the Guild is to promote ecologically and economically responsible resource management that sustains the entire forest across the landscape.  The Guild provides a forum and support system for practicing foresters and other resource management professionals working to advance this vision.  The members’ directory on their website lists Guild foresters by state and by services offered.


National Network of Forest Practitioners

The National Network of Forest Practitioners is an alliance of rural people working on the ground to build a forest economy that is ecologically sound and socially just.



Web site produced by The Nature Conservancy and funded in part by the USDA Forest Service. This web site provides users access to upload resources to share with forest professionals and private forest landowners, a link to this discussion board, a forest management library and special primer section for the novice, as well as an interactive map of the US with links to resources in each state.


Timbergreen Forestry

A wealth of information on forestry, harvesting, value-added processing and co-ops.


The Bugwood Network

The Bugwood Network has more than 11, 000 images and photographs of insect pests, invasives, weeds, IPM images, and other forestry images available online.


Longleaf Alliance

The Longleaf Alliance was established in 1995 with the express purpose of coordinating a partnership between private landowners, forest industries, state and federal agencies, conservation groups, researchers, and other enthusiasts interested in managing and restoring longleaf pine forests for their ecological and economic benefits.


The Encyclopedia of Southern Appalachian Forest Ecosystems

USFS site: This site contains a wealth of information on the ecology and management of southern Appalachian forest ecosystems. We have synthesized literature from thousands of sources to provide resource managers, land owners, researchers, students, and the public easy access to scientific knowledge about the forests of the southern Appalachians.


The Nature Conservancy Conservation Forestry Program

Created to counter threats posed by inappropriate timber harvesting in the Clinch River watershed, the Conservation Forestry Program is designed to foster partnerships with private landowners and promote the economic productivity of working forests while protecting both the ecological health and the natural diversity of the landscapes in which they occur. The Conservancy will manage enrolled forest lands according to guidelines set forth in its new Operations Manual. The manual is available for purchase, or may be downloaded in its entirety as a series of PDF files.


Crop Tree Management Handbook

Much of the timber management information in this publication is based on long-term crop tree release research conducted by the Timber Management Research Project at the Fernow Experimental Forest in Parsons, West Virginia. Integration of wildlife and aesthetic concepts, looking for a means of accomplishing multiple landowner objectives on the private, non-industrial forest.


Woodland Owner Notes

Educational publications from the NC Cooperative Extension Service.



Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Located in Newton, GA, research is focused on two broad programmatic themes, the ecology and management of longleaf pine woodlands and their wildlife, and wetlands and aquatic resources. Jones Center scientists conduct basic research to gain new fundamental knowledge about water and land resources of the region, as well as applied research focusing on current problems related to environmental quality and natural resource management.


Tall Timbers Research Station

TTRS is a scientific research and cooperative extension program in ecological forestry and stewardship in the Red Hills region between Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. TTRS has a land trust program. Activities include: developing and maintaining long-term studies/research, including use of fire as a necessary land management tool. promoting natural diversity. promoting management actions that mimic ecosystem processes in natural, and old field systems. producing reliable knowledge that is applicable to Land Management. protecting outstanding examples of natural ecosystems and all their components.


National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry NCSSF's mission is to improve the scientific basis for the design, conduct and evaluation of sustainable forest practices in the United States. NCSSF sponsors work of the highest technical quality that is relevant to the urgent needs of forest managers, practitioners and policymakers.


Forestry Research Database

At the Northern Forest Region National Community Forestry Center website.



Nonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a field guide for identification and control

Miller, James H.2003. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-62. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 93p. pubrequest@srs.fs.usda.gov  828-257-4832, MUST HAVE- FREE from the US Forest Service


Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States

The purpose of this book is to provide a reference guide for field workers and land managers concerning the historical and current status of the biological control of invasive plant species in the eastern United States . Weeds associated with lakes, ponds and rivers (Section I); wetlands (Section II); prairies and grasslands (Section III); old fields and pastures (Section IV); and forests (Section V) are discussed. Authors are leaders in research on biological control of the plant species they discuss. Each chapter compiles published articles, unpublished reports and personal experiences of the authors, and provides the most up-to-date and accurate information concerning biological control of each invasive plant species.


Ecology and Management of Invasive Plants Program

The Invasive Plants website contains information on invasive plants, their impact on native species, and their control (particularly biological control). The web pages focus on work conducted by students and staff of the Ecology and Management of Invasive Plants Program, directed by Bernd Blossey, at Cornell University . The majority of our work concerns species and ecosystems in northeastern North America, but most species we work with are distributed widely through North America


Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of

Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands

The purpose of this particular field guide is to give a scientific synthesis of what is

known about the behavior of such species in managed, disturbed, and pristine forested

systems in addition to key information for accurate identification.


Invasive Species Initiative
The Invasive Species Initiative is The Nature Conservancy's response to abating the damage caused to native biodiversity by the human-facilitated introduction of non-native, harmful invasive species. This web site provides many resources designed to help all conservationists deal most effectively with invasive species.

On the website:


Weed Control Methods Handbook (posted June 2003)
This popular handbook provides detailed information on the use of manual and mechanical techniques, grazing, prescribed fire, biocontrol, and herbicides, to help you control undesirable invasive plants.

Rod Randall's Weed Database
WIST is proud to host the enormous database of invasive species information accumulated by Rod Randall. This database includes many citations of plants acting as invasive species in wildlands. If you are curious to learn if a plant is a weed someplace, Rod's database is a great place to start your search

Management Library
Do you have a specific invasive you are trying to control? Here is where you will find many documents that tell you how to deal with specific organisms. (These are also the links to follow if you seek the species management summaries called "ESAs.")
The management library---Plants 
The management library---Animals and pathogens   


Invasive Species Manager's Tool Kit



Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR)

Education for Professionals

Expertise Databases

Grants & Funding for Invasive Species Management


Outreach Tools


Research Projects




Information and Images of Invasive & Exotic Species


Integrated Pest Management for Forests
National Parks Service website
Forest Pest Management News
Published by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council

Check out the Invasive Plant Manual

A Non-Profit Organization Established to:

Raise public awareness about the spread of exotic plants into the southeast’s

natural areas

Facilitate the exchange of information concerning management and control of

invasive exotic plants.

Serve as an educational, advisory, and technical support council on all aspects of


Initiate campaign actions to prevent future introductions.


Fund for Formation of Weed Management Partnerships
The Pulling Together Initiative, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides support on a competitive basis for the formation of local weed management area partnerships. The goals of the Initiative are to prevent, manage, or eradicate invasive and noxious plants and to increase public awareness of the adverse impacts of invasive and noxious plants.



Web Haven for Imperiled Plants
At SERPIN, a new taxonomic and conservation database, everyone from botany students to land managers can harvest information on the region's rare plants. Sponsored by a consortium of southeastern institutions, the site encompasses all state or federally listed species that grow in Georgia, the Carolinas, and northern and central Florida. The entry for each species supplies data on classification, habitat, and conservation status in each state, along with a bibliography. You can also find out which botanical gardens, herbaria, and other collections harbor specimens and which researchers are studying the plant.


United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.



U.S. Nontimber Forest Products

Conservation and development information on commercial, recreational, and subsistence extraction of non-timber forest products (NTFP). A diverse range of areas are covered including cultural, ecological, economic, geographic, and political.


Virginia Tech NTFP website

Learn more about the use and markets for non-timber forest products.


USDA National Agroforestry Center- Forest Farming info

In forest farming, high-value specialty crops are cultivated under the protection of a forest canopy that has been modified to provide the correct shade level. Crops like ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, and decorative ferns are sold for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental uses. Forest farming provides income while high-quality trees are being grown for wood products.

Farming Exotic Mushrooms in the Forest

Agroforestry Note #13: Text | PDF

American Ginseng Production in Woodlots
Agroforestry Note #14: Text | PDF

Economics and Marketing of Ginseng
Agroforestry Note #15: Text | PDF

Forest Production of Goldenseal
Agroforestry Note #16: Text | PDF


National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs

Nestled on 68 acres of rolling land near Rutland in Meigs County, Ohio, the National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs is a not-for-profit research facility and preserve. The Center is a project of Rural Action's Sustainable Forestry Program. It was founded in 1998 by Frontier Natural Products Co-operative


Yellow Creek Botanical Institute

The Yellow Creek Botanical Institute is a non-profit organization that is working on the advancement of plants native to the southern Appalachians as new crops while fostering sustainable economic development in the region. The development of native plants into new agricultural crops highlights the Institute’s regional initiative. In addition to the preservation of local ecotypes, the Institute is working concurrently to establish both propagation and cultivation protocols for these species. These protocols will then be incorporated into production systems for commercial agriculture.


United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.


BOOK: Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs: Cultivation, Conservation And Ecology 17 plant species and three genera are covered (in Cypripedium twelve species are differentiated, nine in Echinacea), each with an entry of 10-12 pages. Contact: PO Box 69, Williams, Oregon, 97544-0069, USA, www.horizonherbs.com , Price: US $ 14.95.


BOOK: Nontimber Forest Products in the United States

Edited by Eric T. Jones, Rebecca J. McLain, and James Weigand, May 2002, Development of Western Resources.


BOOK: Non-Timber Forest Products: Medicinal Herbs, Fungi, Edible Fruits and Nuts, and Other Natural Products from the Forest

Edited by Marla R. Emery, PhD Aiken Forestry Sciences lab, Burlington, Vermont Rebecca J. McLain Institute for Culture and Ecology Portland, Oregon



The Land Trust Alliance

LTA promotes voluntary land conservation across the country, provides resources, leadership, and training to the nation's 1,200-plus nonprofit, grassroots land trusts and helps them to protect important open spaces.  There are a number of local and regional land trusts throughout the Southern Appalachians, which can be located through the LTA website.




A unique information resource of forest science and wood science research for foresters, scientists, environmental consultants, policy makers and others actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. We combine the power of web technology with the proven depth of CABI databases and information services. The heart of this forest science resource is a bibliographic database covering forestry information published from 1939 onwards.


Tree Decoders
Topping the bookmarks of forest biotechnologists is Dendrome, a U.S. Forest Service site whose name is a play on "dendrology" (the study of trees) and "genome." The site's centerpiece is TreeGenes, a huge database of tree genetic maps and other data. There's also a protocols section, genome software, a directory of forest geneticists, a meetings listing (including abstracts), and related links. For instance, you can connect to an atlas showing how climate change may shift the ranges of 80 eastern U.S. tree species.


Global Forest Information Service

The Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) is an Internet gateway to forest information resources from around the world. Users can locate maps, datasets, web resources, journal articles, books and other resources relevant to their forest information needs.


The Eastern Old Growth Clearinghouse

In the eastern United States, protections for old growth trees can be spotty. The Eastern Old Growth Clearinghouse, an education group in Kentucky, estimates that 50 percent of the old growth remaining in the East (0.5 percent of what was originally here) is either privately owned — and therefore outside state protections — or owned by public agencies that allow logging. The group called old growth forests “ the least represented landscape” in the East. The Eastern Old Growth Clearinghouse was founded in 1996 to further the preservation and restoration of old-growth forests in the eastern United States.


Southern Forest Resource Assessment

The Southern Forest Resource Assessment comprehensively address aspects of importance to southern forests and their current and future health.




Appalachian Forest Resource Center

The Appalachian Forest Resource Center (AFRC) was established to address the needs of forests and communities in the Central and Southern Appalachian region, extending from Pennsylvania to northern Alabama. The Center's activities are aimed at fostering and supporting community forestry activities throughout the region.


Community Forestry Resource Center 

The Community Forestry Resource Center (CFRC), established by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, promotes responsible forest management by encouraging the long-term health and prosperity of small, privately-owned woodlots, their owners and their communities.


National Community Forestry Center

Using participatory research, the NCFC helps people solve problems by strengthening their capacity to ask and answer questions that are important to their communities, cultures, and forests.


Community-Based Forestry Resource Directory

The CBF Resource Directory was developed for the use of the demonstration projects [funded by the Ford Foundation] and is being made available to anyone interested in community-based forestry. Use it to find organizations, individuals, information, and other resources relevant to the field.


Healing Harvest Forest Foundation

Healing Harvest Forest Foundation is an organization established to develop, implement and support community-based sustainable forestry initiatives, through the widespread use of animal-powered (Horse, mule, oxen, elephant) extraction of logs and "worst first" single tree selection of individual trees in timber harvesting.


Federation of Southern Cooperatives

The Federation in its thirty-five year history has successfully provided self-help economic opportunities and hope for many low-income communities across the South.  FSC is the only organization in the Southeast United States that has as its primary objectives the retention of black owned land and the use of cooperatives for land-based economic development.  Cooperatives are businesses that are locally controlled and build wealth through the participation of people.  Coops are an ideal means of helping poor people to advance their own interests and provide for their own destinies.


Blue Ridge Forest Landowner Cooperative

A new landowner co-op forming in Southwest Virginia


Appalachian Sustainable Development

The two goals of the ASD Sustainable Forestry and Wood Products (SFWP) Program (in Virginia) are to improve the quality of forest practices on private lands, and encourage local processing of forest resources in order to add value and create jobs.


Vermont WoodNet

Vermont WoodNet, Inc. is a non-profit organization which is a coalition of small-scale woodworkers and wood-related business whose mission is to strengthen business opportunities for Vermont wood product businesses based upon a commitment to the sustainability of the forest resource.Vermont WoodNet was established in 2000 to address the needs of small-scale woodworkers and crafters in Vermont by creating opportunities for joint manufacturing, joint marketing and increasing access to materials and services.


Maine WoodNet

Maine WoodNet seeks to promote the connection between a healthy, local forest products industry and a healthy forest ecosystem using cooperative manufacturing, innovative marketing, and improved forest stewardship. Maine WoodNet helps support local forest-based manufacturing, encourages wood use efficiency and supports improved forest stewardship. By working together, members maximize the efficiency of wood use to ensure that our forests will be enjoyed for generations to come.


Maine Low Impact Forestry Project

The Maine Low Impact Forestry Project is a group of Loggers, foresters and woodlot owners interested in developing and promoting the methods and technologies of Low Impact Forestry.The Maine Low Impact Forestry Project is also helping to connect land owners and practitioners of low impact forestry with emerging markets for sustainably harvested forest products


Oregon 'Big log' database

Faced with a changing forest products economy, Oregon's family forestland owners have struggled to get full market value for their harvested timber, particularly big saw logs that are 30 to 72 inches in diameter. That search is easier now, thanks to the Oregon Log Buyer Database, also called the "big log" database.


Southern Appalachian Center For Cooperative Ownership

The Southern Appalachian Center For Cooperative Ownership offers experienced, highly qualified professional consultation and education on cooperative business ownership.



Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certification is recognized globally as the standard for sustainably produced wood and forest products



Initiated in 1989, SmartWood is the oldest and most extensive certification program in the world. SmartWood has certified more than 800 operations and 25 million acres worldwide (under FSC certification), and demand for certified lumber from these operations is increasing rapidly. Products crafted from SmartWood certified wood now include furniture, musical instruments, flooring, and picture and window frames.



Southern Forest Economics Workers

An organization that brings together representatives of industry, consulting, academia, and federal and state agencies to discuss current issues in the economics of forestry, timber markets, timberland investments, and forest products trade. The website features a library of forest economics papers.


Center for Conservation Incentives

Conservation incentives are especially important since most endangered species rely on private lands. Our success, therefore, in conserving America's natural heritage depends in large part on creating incentives to encourage private landowners to be good stewards of their land.


Rural Business Enterprise Grants

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) makes grants under the Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) Program to public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal groups to finance and facilitate development of small and emerging private business enterprises located in areas outside the boundary of a city or unincorporated areas of 50,000 or more and its immediately adjacent urbanized or urbanizing area.


Government Incentive Programs

An overview of government programs that assist and provide financial incentives to landowners practicing sustainable forestry.


F2M provides solutions to participants in the forest industry and wood products supply chain, using tools that connect and empower the participants to make more informed, exponentially better decisions.


Conducting A Successful Timber Sale - A Primer For Landowners

This 16-page primer covers seven steps to a successful timber harvest to consider after a landowner has a management plan and decides to harvest timber.


Rural Community Development: Ownership And Functioning

This article discusses the economic effects of two contrasting approaches to financing rural community development. Focusing primarily on the differences between capitalist and cooperative methods, Galor assesses the impact of these theories on the economic success of different communities.


The Essential Triangle of Production (ETP)

The essential triangle of production' (ETP) is composed of credit, supply of inputs, and marketing. This article describes the relationship between these three factors, and investigates how each can be targeted and used complimentarily to achieve successful developmental objectives.


National Timber Tax Website


Forest Landowners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax



The Campaign to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

Genetically engineered trees pose such a tremendous threat to the world's forests and forest dwelling peoples that they must not be allowed into the environment. Though they have been released into small test plots, they appear at least 4-5 years away from commercial development. The good news is, it is still possible to stop this technology before any damage is done.


Genetically Engineered Trees

Sierra Club Website: Genetic engineering of food crops has been a stealth technology, introduced with little public debate and arriving on grocery shelves unlabeled. Now another application of genetically engineered (GE) agriculture is sneaking up on us - the production of transgenic trees by paper and lumber companies. The possibility that the new genes spliced into GE trees will interfere with natural forests isn't a hypothetical risk but a certainty.


Biotech Branches Out: A Look at the Opportunities and Impacts of Forest Biotechnology This two-day workshop examined the potential risks, benefits and costs of specific applications of biotechnology to forestry given this political, sociological, ecological and economic context. Of particular interest: Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Tree Species: “Given the rates of gene flow observed in tree species, it is safe to conclude that crosses will occur between GMT and wild trees and that crosses could occur at distances greater than a kilometer from the source populations.”


northeast resistance against genetic engineering

Educational information, news and links.


Tree Genetic Engineering Research Cooperative
The goal of the Tree Genetic Engineering Research Cooperative (TGERC) is to conduct research, technology transfer, and education to facilitate use of genetically engineered trees in plantations.



Next Generation Woods

The mission of Next Generation Woods, Inc. (located in Virginia) is to produce wood products in the most ecologically respectful manner to preserve and enhance the forests of our next generations.  We’re basing our corporate strategy on our belief that we didn’t simply inherit Nature’s resources to use for our immediate needs—we have a responsibility to protect them for future generations. FSC certified.


Northland Forest Products

Suppliers of top-quality Northern and Appalachian hardwoods. From the weekend craftsman to the high-volume manufacturer, we stand by our commitment to provide only the best product and with the highest quality service. FSC certified.


Forestry Images
Source for Forest Health, Natural Resources and Silviculture Images A joint project between Bugwood Network and the USDA Forest Service. Most, if not all, photos are available for non-profit use.



Contains a wide selection of land available for investment, forest management, residential, recreation, and commercial and industrial development.


The Paper Campaign

Our goal is to save forests by transforming the way the US market produces paper. Everyday our beautiful and endangered forests are destroyed to make things like copy paper and post-it notes. We are working to end this needless destruction by redirecting markets toward alternatives like recycled and tree-free paper.


The Forest Shop

The Forest Shop is a small, specialty independent bookseller committed to finding and telling people about the best books and reference materials on forestry and the outdoors.



Managing Your Woodlands: A Guide for Southern Appalachian Landowners

Appalachian Voices, www.appvoices.org , 828-262-1500


Low-impact Forestry: Forestry as if the future mattered

Maine Environmental Policy Institute, www.meepi.org/lif/ , 207-622-9766


Full Vigor Forestry: Sustainable Forest Management from the Forest Owner’s Point of View

Timbergreen Forestry, www.timbergreenforestry.com, 608-588-7342


Practicing Community Forestry in the Northern Forest

This new National Community Forestry Center, Northern Forest Region publication describes preliminary learning from a project designed to test new ways of providing services to rural forested communities in the United States.  http://www.ncfcnfr.net/pubs.html#comm-forestry


Living in the Appalachian Forest : True Tales of Sustainable Forestry

Chris Bolgiano, ISBN: 0-81172-8455, September 2002, Stackpole Books Perspectives on sustainable forestry from a local author.


More Tree Talk: The People, Politics, and Economics of Timber
Ray Raphael, ISBN: 1559632542 More Tree Talk features a running narrative punctuated by individual portraits that personalize the issues. It translates political and academic aspects of forestry into human terms, focusing on those whose lives and livelihoods depend on the outcome of the debates currently raging - old-time woodsmen, loggers, naturalists, restoration workers, timber company executives.


Analyzing Small-Diameter Timber

The Center for Forest Products Marketing & Management has released “Value Analysis of Lumber Produced From Small-Diameter Timber,” a report that analyzes the lumber value that could be produced from small-diameter timber typically chipped from the pulp and paper industry. The 15-page report discusses lumber production, lumber value analysis, market assessment and more. For more information: www.cfpmm.vt.edu or cfpmm@vt.edu. (From Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Management Magazine)


Community Forestry in the United States : Learning from the Past, Crafting the Future

Mark Baker, Jonathan Kusel Island Press; (February 2003) ISBN: 1559639849 It examines the current state of community forestry through a grounded assessment of where it stands now and where it might go in the future. The book not only clarifies the state of the movement, but also suggests a trajectory and process for its continued development. To order go to: www.islandpress.com


Wild Logging: A Guide to Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Forestry

For landowners interested in how to harvest timber for profit while maintaining a forest's biological diversity, aesthetic beauty, and ecological structure, this practical, accessible book provides guidance and resources. Mountain Press Publishing Company; (November 2002) ISBN: 0878424482


Nonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a field guide for identification and control

Miller, James H.2003. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-62. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 93p. pubrequest@srs.fs.usda.gov  828-257-4832


Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs: Cultivation, Conservation And Ecology 17 plant species and three genera are covered (in Cypripedium twelve species are differentiated, nine in Echinacea), each with an entry of 10-12 pages. Contact: PO Box 69, Williams, Oregon, 97544-0069, USA, www.horizonherbs.com , Price: US $ 14.95.


Nontimber Forest Products in the United States

Edited by Eric T. Jones, Rebecca J. McLain, and James Weigand, May 2002, Development of Western Resources.


Non-Timber Forest Products: Medicinal Herbs, Fungi, Edible Fruits and Nuts, and Other Natural Products from the Forest

Edited by Marla R. Emery, PhD Aiken Forestry Sciences lab, Burlington, Vermont Rebecca J. McLain Institute for Culture and Ecology Portland, Oregon


Balancing Ecology and Economics: A Start-up Guide for Forest Owner Cooperation, 2nd Edition

The guide draws upon the experiences of several established or forming sustainable forestry co-ops. The cost of the manual is $13, http://www.forestrycenter.org


Putting Democracy to Work: A Practical Guide for Starting and Managing Worker-Owned Businesses

Adams, Frank T., and Gary B. Hansen, 1992. [2nd ed.] Berrett-Koehler Publishers. San Francisco. CA.


The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

Benyus, Janine, ISBN 0-671-65908-1, 1989, Fireside.


Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy

The second issue of Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy has just been published. The second issue contains articles about small-scale forestry from around the world including Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. Further details about the journal, including a subscription form, can be found at http://www.nrsm.uq.edu.au/journal


Building a Sustainable Business, A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

Published by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is available for sale. To order, send $14 plus $3.95 shipping/handling to: Sustainable Agriculture Publications, 210 Hills Building, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 05405-0082. Call (802) 656-0484 for credit card orders. Visit http://www.sare.org for more information.


Edible Forest Gardens: A Delicious and Practical Ecology

Eric Toensmeier and Dave Jacke, Native Harvest Designs "Edible Forest Gardens" presents a model of agriculture based on the Eastern Forest of North America. Food-bearing trees, shrubs, and perennial vegetables are grown together in mutually-beneficial assemblies, with plants for nitrogen fixation and soil improvement, attraction of beneficial insects, and dense groundcovers for the suppression of weeds. EFG Book Project, PO Box 148, Leverett, MA 01054.


Strangely Like War- The Global Assault on Forests

Derrick Jensen and George Draffan, Foreword by Vandana Shiva  Today, with three quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face—we being not only people, but the nonhuman fabric of life itself—unless deforestation is slowed and stopped. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between deforestation and our ecological crisis as well as an essential "handbook" for forest and anti-globalization activists.


Investing for Prosperity

Brings together many of the latest innovations that rural communities across North America are using to grow their economies, improve their towns, and build their "social capital." Investing is available through the Sierra Business Council by phone (530/582-4800) or on the Web (http://www.sbcouncil.org/publications) for $25 per copy.


How Much Wood Has Your Woodlot Got?

J Piers Maclaren (New Zealand) This book has been written to show non-specialist tree growers how to estimate the volume and value of wood in a stand of trees. In keeping with this aim, the information in this "recipe" book is presented in as non-technical a way as possible. Equations and mathematical symbols have been kept to essentials, and their interpretation and use are explained through case studies and worked examples. Technical terms are explained in a glossary. http://touchwoodbooks.co.nz/thowmuch.html


Old Growth in the East: A Survey

The long awaited update of Old Growth in the East: A Survey (2003) by Mary Byrd Davis has been completed. It catalogs known old growth forests on public and private lands for most states in the eastern United States. The survey is a landmark, and stands as the culmination of over 10 years of work by many researchers and contributors. www.old-growth.org $35


Special Forest Products in Context: Gatherers and Gathering in the Eastern United States

Marla R. Emery, Clare Ginger, Siri Newman and Michael R. B. Giammusso, this report provides an introduction to the people who gather special forest products (SFPs) in the eastern United States, the role these resources play in their lives, and implications for management on national forest lands, particularly in relation to the Pilot Program on Forest Botanicals. This report is available through the US Forest Services Northeastern Research Station:


Why Forest Workers and Environmentalists are Natural Allies


Southern Timber Market Trends

Bob Abt, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, NC State University


The Forest Industry Network North American Service & Supply Directory $24.95 from the Forest Industry Network. The annual print directory is a specialized yellow pages book for the North American forest industry. New edition published this month. http://www.forestindustry.com/FIN/SSD/buy.htm



Forest Stewards Guild Newsletter: Distant Thunder


National Network of Forest Practitioners Newsletter: The Practitioner


Forest Stewardship Council-U.S. Newsletter: FSC-U.S. News and Views


Timberline “The online newspaper for the forest products industry including loggers, sawmills, remanufacturers and secondary wood processors.”


Piney Woods Journal Published monthly for and about the people who make forestry the leading economic activity in the Southern Piney Woods -


Center for Conservation Incentives

You can subscribe to the Center’s email newsletter on their website.


Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Management magazine





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