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Watch: State Forest Action Plans webinar

The Joint Forestry Team (JFT) recently hosted a webinar on how state forestry agencies use State Forest Action Plans to assess natural resources and develop…

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WATCH: Forestry MOU webinar

The Joint Forestry Team recently hosted a webinar detailing how state-level forestry memorandums of understanding (MOUs) can be used to achieve on-the-ground results across all-lands.…

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Partnership gives windbreaks new life

Windbreaks are an important practice for many Kansas farmers and ranchers. Among many benefits they help protect the soil and enhance crop productivity. But many…

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Ambitious effort seeks to restore forests, protect water

After about a minute of counting, Arciniega reaches the core’s center. "It’s roughly 110 or so years old,” he says, craning his neck to peer…

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2015 wildfire season costliest on record

The 2015 fire season cost a record $1.71 billion, according to numbers released by the U.S. Forest Service last week. That figure tops the $1.67…

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The Joint Forestry Team’s purpose is to make recommendations that result in coordinated interagency delivery of forestry and conservation assistance for working forests, farms, and ranches.

Team participants seek to improve the sustainability of the nation’s forests in order to provide optimum levels of public benefits and ecosystem services.

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Fixing windbreaks in Kansas

Windbreaks are an important practice for many Kansas farmers and ranchers. Among many benefits they help protect the soil and… [...]

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Two Chiefs Partnership Awards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) collect nominations each year for the Two Chiefs’ Partnership Awards. The awards are given to recognize successful conservation efforts made possible through partnerships among employees or officials from state forestry agencies and conservation districts, as well as Forest Service and NRCS, who have worked collaboratively to support conservation and forest stewardship.

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