The following was submitted by the editor of Wood and Fiber Science, H. Mike Barnes, if you have any questions please direct them at him: 10^6 deer = 1 megabuck 10^3 megabucks = 1 grand 10^8 grand = 1 millicent 10^12 microphones = 1 megaphone 10^21 piccolos = 1 gigolo 10 rations = 1 decoration 10^6 bicycles = 2 megacycles 10^12 pins = 1 terapin 2×10^3 millenaries = 4 seminaries 3⅓ tridents = 1 decadent 10^12 antellas = 1 tarantella 10^9 antics = 1 gigantic 10^2 tics = 1 hectic 10^-3 female sheep = 1 milieu 2 doctors = 1 ...

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Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Conservation Champions Awards Celebrate Leaders Creating Change in the Marketplace NEW ORLEANS – At a time when many organizations are building strategies around environmental and social responsibility, the Forest Stewardship Council lauded a dedicated group of leaders in an awards ceremony at Greenbuild 2014. Co-hosted with the World Wildlife Fund and Green Sports Alliance, the 10th Annual Design & Build with FSC Awards also added the first FSC Leadership Awards, which were given to organizations and people who have long championed forest conservation and leveraging markets to promote stewardship. “Like salmon swimming upstream, the award winners ...

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Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy’s managing director for public policy and who oversees all of the organization’s conservation policy and government relations internationally, nationally and at state and local levels; hosted one of RNRF’s Washington Round Tables on Public Policy. Lynn mainly focused on ecosystem services and associated federal policy initiatives. Ecosystem services are getting a lot of attention in the environmental community of which SWST is a part. These services are the benefits that people receive from the ecosystem and include provisioning services such as food and water; regulating services such as flood and disease control; cultural services such ...

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2014 June SWST Business Meeting Minutes June 25, 2014

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The logging company many hope will protect forested communities from catastrophic wildfires continues to struggle to marshal a massive effort, but hasn’t yet cut much, participants at a conference on Forest Health learned last week. Steve Horner, who is seeking to fulfill the biggest forest restoration contract in Forest Service history, said Good Earth has permission to cut some 15,000 acres already and expects another 10,000 in task orders shortly. Horner is area manager for Campbell Global, which is managing the contract for Good Earth. But that’s just the down payment on a contract through the Four Forest Restoration Initiative ...

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JACKMAN, Maine — A tour bus carrying 25 teachers bounced down a dirt road into the forest on a recent July morning, close enough to Canada that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer pulled it over. He explained he’s not used to seeing this type of vehicle traveling on the logging roads toward the border…

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THOMAS M. MALONEY, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away on June 18, 2014 at his Pullman home. Thomas was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Raymond, WA to Peter & May (Jacobsen) Maloney. He grew up and attended school in Raymond, where he graduated from Raymond High School. He attended Washington State College now WSU where he earned his Bachelors degree with Honors in Industrial Arts. Thomas married Donna MacCallum in Seattle on Dec. 10, 1960 and returned to Pullman where they made their home. Thomas had a distinguished career as a Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Washington State ...

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Die Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) ist eine internationale Orga-nisation zur Entwicklung, Verbreitung und zum Austausch von Wissen im Bereich der Holzforschung und der Technologie des Holzes. Die Gesellschaft setzt unter anderem Akkredierungs- und Qualitätsstandards für die akademische Ausbildung im Bereich des Holzes und gibt die international anerkannte Fachzeitschrift „Wood and Fibre Science“ heraus. Die ursprünglich sehr stark auf die USA und Canada fokussierte Gesellschaft öffnet sich zunehmend auch international. Im Vorfeld der heurigen SWST Jahreskonferenz in Zvolen (SK) fand die Sitzung des Executive Board der Gesellschaft auf Basis einer gemeinsamen Einladung der BOKU, TU Wien und Wood ...

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I attended a Roundtable for the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation on June 11 at the American Society of Landscape Architect’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. David Vanko, chairperson of the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission provided an insider’s perspective on the debate in Maryland over whether to approve the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Fracking involves the high pressure intrusion of water, chemicals, and sand deep into the shale formations to recover natural gas and petroleum products. The decision is a complicated one and balances out the environmental safety of natural resources–including our forests– impacted by fracking ...

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BLACKSBURG, Va., May 22, 2014 – Geza Ifju, professor emeritus and founding head of the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, has died at his Blacksburg, Va., home at the age of 83. Ifju joined the university faculty in 1964, built a career in wood science and education, and led the department for 22 years. He taught a dozen different courses, from the introductory to the graduate level, and advised undergraduate and graduate students. “He helped develop the department as one of the top wood science programs in ...

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