World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit organization, is currently investigating ways to conserve forest land in the South. The People and Ecosystems division of WRI is conducting a brief, online survey of family forest owners in this ecologically, and socially, important region. The more people who take the survey, the more information we can get to conserve forests and ensure that people can benefit from them for generations. For more information about WRI and the Southern Forests for the Future program, please visit: http://www.seesouthernforests.org.
The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of conservations easements as a land use control. It provides guidance on drafting conservation easement agreements to achieve landowner goals for their property. Land Trusts discuss their philosophy of land use protection and what they can offer landowners. This course offers a comprehensive overview of legal, appraisal, base line information, tax incentives, and other inputs needed for a successful conservation easement agreement.
Members of the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) will now receive The Land Report magazine as an additional benefit. Published quarterly, The Land Report provides news, information, and insight into America’s land for existing and potential landowners. The Land Report also profiles passionate landowners, identifies investment opportunities, and highlights outdoor gear and equipment.
About the Position: The Southern Research Station (SRS) intends to advertise five to eight term foresters to be located in Alabama and other locations across the southern US. Duty locations in Alabama will be distributed across the state and the other locations will be distributed in the southern US as necessary, but at this time the exact duty locations have yet to be determined. The term of the appointment will be 13 months and can be extended to up 4 years, depending on available work. The positions are within Data Acquisition section with the Southern Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Research Work Unit.
Harold Burkhart, University Distinguished Professor and Thomas M. Brooks Professor of Forest Biometrics in the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, received the university's 2010 Alumni
Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising.