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Thursday, April 30, 2015
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SAF/CTIA/Tree Farm Meeting Reminder

Registration is still open for this year's USFS-CSFS Partners' Workshop and the SAF-CTIA-CTF Joint Annual Meeting, but time is running out! With over 100 forestry professionals registered so far, you don't want to miss out on the preeminent Colorado / Wyoming forestry event of the year! Topics covered at the Workshop and Joint Meeting include: forest management and recreation, stewardship contracting, the latest information on forest insects and diseases and available resources for forest managers. This meeting is a fantastic opportunity to network with public and private foresters and timber industry representatives!

SAF-CFE Credits will be available for both the Partners' Workshop and the Joint Annual Meeting. Certified Logger Credits will be available for the Joint Annual Meeting as well.

Meeting Agenda: http://safcowy.org/2015_JAM_Agenda.pdf 
Registration Directions: http://safcowy.org/2015_online_registration_instructions.pdf 
Register Online: https://qcom.safnet.org/QCommerceNet/Meetings/Index.aspx 

Last day to register online: Sunday, May 3
Last day to register via mail: Must be received (not just postmarked) by Wednesday, May 6


Colorado Communities to Participate in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – This Saturday, communities across the state of Colorado will come together to prepare for the wildfire season and take actions to reduce their wildfire risk on 2015 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

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Swap steel, concrete, and brick for wood – wooden buildings are cheaper and cleaner

from Architecture & Design

Swapping steel, concrete, or brick for wood and specially engineered wood equivalents would drastically reduce global carbon dioxide emissions, fossil fuel consumption and would represent a renewable resource. What’s more, managed properly this can be done without loss of biodiversity or carbon storage capacity.

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Using Whole Trees In Building Construction

contributed by
Kathy Westra
Week in Trees

The co-founding team of Roald Gundersen AIA, an architect, and Amelia Baxter, in partnership with the Forest Products Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, have developed a process that allows them to cost-effectively grade, engineer and manufacture the small trees removed from routine forest thinning (called small diameter round-timber), and use the timber as patented trusses, beams and joists in building construction. In doing so they turn forest waste into a sustainable and high value building material.

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Colorado State Forest Service Accepting Proposals to Protect Private Forestlands

contributed by
Ryan LockwoodPublic and Media Relations Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service

The attached news release announces that the Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the USDA Forest Service or the CSFS to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.

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