ISSUE 24 : WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2018
Recent News
Regional News

  • Extension Resources Available for Storm Damage Recovery
  • UF To Host Host Workshop on Building Hurricane Resilience
  • NCSU Extension Publishes Fact Sheet on Valuing Immature Stands
  • National Woodlands Magazine Requests Content from Southern States

SREF News

  • Resources Available from Part 2 of Module 3 of Seeding Success
  • Next Urban Forestry Webinar to Discuss Deciduous Tree Diseases

National News

  • Victoria Christiansen Sworn in as New US Forest Service Chief
  • National Job Opportunity: Extension Urban Forestry Advisor
  • National Job Opportunity: Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator

Funding Opportunities

  • AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program Grant Available
  • UK's SCAHIP Offers Funds for Forestry Worker Safety & Health Projects
  • SFI's Conservation & Community Partnership Grant Open
  • SIPMC Requests Applications for IPM Enhancement Grants

Regional News

Extension Resources Available for Storm Damage Recovery
The University of Florida's ProForest initiative compiled a list of important storm damage recovery resources for landowners last year after Hurricane Irma. Many of these were produced by Extension, and all of them are unfortunately relevant after this week's storms. We hope our readers are safe and warm in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, and and our hearts go out to those affected. see the storm recovery resources .

UF to Hold Workshop on Building Hurricane Resilience
The University of Florida will host Building Agricultural Resilience to Hurricanes Before, During, and After on November 15, 2018. The workshop, organized in 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. Workshop participants will learn about hurricane impacts on the different commodities and management practices to reduce risk. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own experiences and lessons learned from previous hurricanes during organized group discussions. learn more and/or register for the workshop .

NCSU Extension Publishes Fact Sheet on Valuing Immature Stands
NCSU Forestry Extension's Dr. Rajan Parajuli, Dr. Mark Megalos, and Extension Forester Colby Lambert recently released Valuing Immature Forest Stands, a publication that reviews the process for valuing young forest stands that may have been lost due to natural causes, such as drought, storms, or wildfire, or through human-caused activities, such as theft or condemnation. It explains the preferred method for placing a value on young forests not suited to common timber appraisal methods. view the fact sheet ..

National Woodlands Magazine Seeks Content from Southern States
The National Woodland Owners Association is seeking content for the Winter 2019 issue of National Woodlands Magazine. They are especially interested in receiving submissions from leaders in the Southern Alliance of Landowner Associations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and any inspirational or relevant articles and photos from landowners, NGOs, government and state organizations, and researchers. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018. contact Kelley Duffield McCarter to learn more .

SREF News

Resources Available from Part 2 of Module 3 of Seeding Success
Seeding Success: Tools, Technology, and Techniques for a Successful Extension Natural Resources Career held the second part of Module 3 of its 8-part onboarding course for forestry and natural resources professionals last Tuesday October 9 at 1 PM ET. Keishon Thomas and Marc A Thomas, Extension professionals at the University of Georgia Extension and Fort Valley State Extension respectively, discussed essential techniques for attracting and serving underserved audiences. view the webinar, resources, and video for Module 3 or learn how to sign up for subsequent course modules .

Next Urban Forestry Webinar to Discuss Deciduous Tree Diseases
Our upcoming Understanding Urban and Community Forests webinar, which is set for October 25 at 1 PM ET, will feature Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward, Extension Plant Pathologist at the University of Georgia. Dr. Williams-Woodward will cover foliage and vascular wilt diseases affecting deciduous trees in urban landscapes, including anthracnose, fungal leaf spots, bacterial leaf scorch, and Verticillium wilt with a focus on identification and management. read more about the webinar .
National News

Victoria Christiansen Sworn in as New US Forest Service Chief
Victoria Christiansen was sworn in yesterday October 11, 2018 as the 19th Chief of the US Forest Service. Chief Christiansen was previously the interim FS Chief and before that, deputy chief of the agency's State and Private Forestry programs, associate deputy chief of State and Private Forestry, and deputy director of Fire and Aviation Management. We look forward to working with her in her new capacity. Congratulations to Chief Christiansen! read more from NASF .

National Job Opportunity: Extension Urban Forestry Advisor
The University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources is seeking an Extension Urban Forestry Advisor to serve Orange and Los Angeles counties. The successful candidate will conduct a
locally based extension, education and applied research program to address high priority issues with focus on management of urban forests and forested and woodland systems in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Priorities include landscape ecology of urban forests, invasive pests and diseases, adaptation to drought and climate change, wildland fire, forest stewardship, and forest-related recreation. view the job description .

National Job Opportunity: Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a job opening for for an Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator to administer its urban and community forestry program on a statewide level. view the job description .
Funding Opportunities

AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program Grant Available
Approximately $182 million is available in funding from NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. read 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. read more .

SFI's Conservation & Community Partnership Grant Open
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) recently announced its annual request for proposals (RFP) for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program . Grants from SFI contribute to understanding the critical linkage between forests and communities across the range of American and Canadian forests and successful projects work at the intersection of sustainable forestry, responsible procurement, and thriving communities. read more from the SFI website .

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. read more from the IPM website .

Upcoming Events:
October 21-24 | Memphis, Tennessee
This conference brings together industry professionals as well as experts in forestry and natural resources and international partners for a 4-day exploration of the challenges and opportunities of exporting southern forest products.

October 25, 2018 | 1 PM ET
This Understanding Urban and Community Forests webinar featuring Dr. Jean Williams-Woodard of UGA Extension will cover foliage and vascular wilt diseases affecting deciduous trees in urban landscapes, including anthracnose, fungal leaf spots, bacterial leaf scorch, and Verticillium wilt with a focus on identification and management.

November 25, 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.
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