ISSUE 28 : WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Recent News
Regional News

  • Shortleaf Pine Initiative Announces 2019 Biennial Conference
  • VA Extension Releases Report on Legacy Planning 
  • Interactive Ag & Forestry County Impact Map Released by UT 
  • Former Virginia State Forester Receives SFI President's Award
  • Job Opportunity: Professor & Head, Dept of Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife

SREF News

  • Keep Connected with SREF's Extension Forestry Directory
  • Southern Fire Exchange to Host Webinar: Don't Fear the Fire 
  • Seeding Success Module on Extension Program Evaluation Available

National News

  • Webinar: New Developments in Urban Forest Inventory Analysis
  • Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor in Wood Science
  • Job Opportunity: Professor of Tribal Natural Resources

Funding Opportunities

  • Forest Service Announces $8 Million for Wood Products & Energy
  • UK's SCAHIP Offers Funds for Forestry Worker Safety & Health Projects
  • SIPMC Requests Applications for IPM Enhancement Grants

Regional News

Shortleaf Pine Initiative announces 2019 Biennial Conference
The 5th Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference will be held October 1-3, 2019, in Van Buren, Missouri. More information will be available in early 2019. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and share the Save-the-Date with your contacts! Visit the Shortleaf Pine Initiative's website to learn more about the shortleaf restoration effort or  Learn more about the conference.

Virginia Extension Releases Report on Legacy Planning
Generation NEXT is a program of the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension to assist woodland owners to pass their land forward to the next generation. They recently wrote a report in which they gathered data from over 1400 landowners in an attempt to identify the barriers to, and benefits from, intergenerational land transfer planning as perceived by family forest owners. View the report.

Interactive Ag & Forestry County Impact Map Released by UT
The University of Tennessee Extension has created a new resource. They recently released a report providing county level economic input for all Tennessee agriculture, including forestry. View the report .

Former Virginia State Forester Receives SFI President's Award
Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, is this year’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative President's Award winner. Ring was formerly the Virginia State Forester and is being recognized for her commitment in encouraging diversity in the forest sector and for her leadership in advancing sustainable forestry. View the press release .

Job Opportunity: Professor & Head, Department of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) is seeking applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. This is a 12-month, tenured position located in Knoxville, Tennessee.  View application.

SREF News

Keep Connected with SREF's Extension Forestry Directory
SREF makes connecting with your peers in the Extension service easier than ever before with our Extension Forestry and Wood Products Directory. This directory contains educators and specialists who, collectively, cover 48 areas of specialization in forest and wood products, and 16 areas of specialization in Extension program development, delivery, and evaluation.  Visit the directory .

Southern Fire Exchange to Host Webinar: Don't Fear the Fire
Join Southern Fire Exchange on December 19, at 1:00 PM ET for a free one hour webinar that dispels the negative myths surrounding prescribed burning. This webinar will explore the many benefits of prescribed burning including invasive beetle protection and the lowering of pine drought stress through control of hardwoods that compete for water. View the webinar .

Seeding Success Module on Extension Program Evaluation Available
Seeding Success: Tools, Technology, and Techniques for a Successful Extension Natural Resources Career  held the second part of Module 5 of its 8-part onboarding course for forestry and natural resources professionals last Tuesday November 6 at 1 PM ET. Southern Regional Forester Dr. Bill Hubbard, Dr. Bob Bardon, Dr. Jason Gordon, and Dr. Dave Coyle discussed the various ways Extension and natural resources professionals can evaluate their programs for impact.  V iew the webinar, resources, and video for Module 5  or  L earn how to sign up for subsequent course modules .
National News

Webinar: New Developments in Urban Forest Inventory Analysis
In this webinar, Nancy Sonti will provide an introduction to all three components of Urban FIA, including key information on methods and timelines. Rebekah Zehnder will present an overview of My City's Trees, an interactive app that displays Urban FIA data, and will discuss key findings from data collected in Austin and Houston, TX that are informing management and advocacy efforts in the state. View webinar .

Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor in Wood Science
The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences (FRFS) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho is seeking a candidate to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position as part of our Renewable Materials Program (RMAT). RMAT is an accredited undergraduate degree program through the Society of Wood Science and Technology and is one of four undergraduate programs in FRFS.  View application.

Job Opportunity: Professor of Tribal Natural Resources
The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is seeking a newly-established tenure-track position (20% outreach/engagement, 30% teaching, 50% research) in Tribal Natural Resources. The successful candidate will develop a strong and impactful state and regionally based research program with national to international relevance. View application.
Funding Opportunities

Forest Service Announces $8 Million for Wood Products & Energy
The U.S.D.A. Forest Service invites grant applications for projects that expand wood product and wood energy markets, reduce wildfire risk, and improve forest health. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2019. Grants provided through the agency’s Wood Innovations Program simultaneously boost local economies while helping make communities safer through the reduction of hazardous fuels on the landscape.  R ead more   .

UK's SCAHIP Offers Funds for Forestry Worker Safety & Health Projects
The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP), a research program at the University of Kentucky which is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC), is offering funds to support regionally relevant health and safety pilot projects for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector. Awards will be made for up to $12,000 (direct plus indirect) and will be available for pilot studies from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, however other contiguous states will be considered.  R ead more   .

SIPMC Requests Applications for IPM Enhancement Grants
The Southern IPM Center Advisory Council recently opened up the RFA for its 2019 IPM Enhancement Grants. Projects can be in a variety of different forestry and natural resources areas related to pest management and will be funded for one year. Proposals are due by November 17, 2018 at 5 PM.  R ead more from the IPM website   .

Upcoming Events:
November 14 | Augusta, GA
This course will provide an introduction to all aspects of timber management for gamebirds (eastern wild turkey, northern bobwhite, American Woodcock, waterfowl). The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between intensive forest management, gamebird habitat requirements and gamebird ecology.

November 15, 2018 | Gainsville, FL
This workshop, organized in by the University of Florida partnership with the Southeast Climate Hub, will focus on adaptation practices that increase resilience to hurricanes in nurseries, horticulture, row crop, livestock, and grazing lands.

December 7, 2018 | 1 PM ET
This webinar will focus on the new tax law changes that Congress passed in 2017 that affect the casualty loss deductions starting in the 2018 tax year.

October 1-3, 2019 | Van Buren, MO
The Shortleaf Pine Initiative holds a biennial conference series on shortleaf pine restoration, attracting foresters, biologists, researchers, landowners, and industry partners from across the eastern US.
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