WEEK OF MAY 14, 2018
Recent news
  • Online Native Grass College Course Teaches Forage Management
  • Job Announcement: Tennessee State Forester
  • SFE Webinar: Lessons Learned from Hosting Fire Festivals
  • Warnell Outreach's Dr. Kim Coder Receives Public Service Award
  • Southern Fire Exchange & SREF Collaborate on Fire Fact Sheet
  • Upcoming Urban Forestry Outreach Webinar to Air May 23
  • SREF Staff Attend ANREP's 2018 Biennial Conference
  • Forest Voices Podcast Highlights Forest Management in the US
  • USDA Offers Funds to Restore Habitat for Gopher Tortoise in MS
Regional News

Online Native Grass College Course Teaches Forage Management
Dr. Patrick Keyser, professor at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and director of the Center for Native Grasslands Management, has just launched the first in a series of courses on managing native grass forages. The new "Native Grass College" is a free resource that takes viewers into the field, giving them comprehensive information on a variety of subjects related to managing native grass forages. go to course .

Job Announcement: Tennessee State Forester 
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill the State Forester position. The successful and will serve as an Assistant Commissioner and function as a member of the Commissioner’s leadership team. view listing.

May 31 Southern Fire Exchange Webinar to Explore Lessons Learned from Hosting Fire Festivals
On May 31 at 1 PM Et, this webinar will explore lessons Brian Wiebler and Angie Carl have learned from coordinating and hosting public Fire Festivals events in North Florida (Red Hills Fire Festival) and North Carolina (Fire in the Pines Festival), respectively. read more .

UGA Warnell Outreach's Dr. Kim Coder Recognized for Public Service and Outreach
Dr. Kim Coder, professor of tree biology and community forestry at University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Fellow Award), UGA’s highest award in public service and outreach. learn more
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SREF News

Southern Fire Exchange & SREF Collaborate on Fire Fact Sheet
SREF Extension Associate Leslie Boby worked with NCSU and the Southern Fire Exchange to prepare Relationships Among Wildfire, Prescribed Fire and Drought at Fort Benning, Georgia, an in depth analysis of several studies on how prescribed fire use mitigate wildfire risk in the South. read the fact sheet.


Upcoming Urban Forestry Webinar: Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: Response Resilience, Are You Prepared to Respond?
Join us for a webinar on May 23 at 1 PM ET to hear Dr. Richard Hauer of the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point discuss a variety of approaches communities have used to respond to storms and ultimately manage tree damage and tree debris. He will also treat storm damage prevention methods. read more .

SREF Staff Attend ANREP's 2018 Biennial Conference
Many of SREF's staff, including Southern Regional Extension Forester Bill Hubbard, attended and presented at ANREP's 11th Biennial Conference April 29-May 3. The conference was vibrant and productive. read more and view pictures here .
National News

Forest Voices Podcast Highlights Forest Management in the US
Part of the #forestproud initiative, whose mission is to keep forests forests, the new Forest Voices podcast explores how North America’s forests are being managed with different tools and strategies to solve big societal challenges. view podcast episodes .


Funding Opportunities

USDA Offers Funds to Restore Habitat for Gopher Tortoise in MS
The United States Department of Agriculture is making financial assistance available to partner with agricultural producers who want to restore and protect habitat for seven focus species, including the gopher tortoise in Mississippi, the keystone species o f longleaf pine forests in the Southeast. read more .

Upcoming Events:
May 23, 2018 | 1 PM ET
Dr. Richard Hauer of the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point discuss a variety of approaches communities have used to respond to storms and ultimately manage tree damage and tree debris.

June 14, 2018 | Columbia, SC
Topics to be discussed will include resourcing the timber material, structural design processes, strength considerations, and detailing for cost efficiency, sustainability, and constructability.

June 5-8, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
This short course is being offered by Wood Products Extension at NC State University. It will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  
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