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September 2013 Newsletter


SFI IN BRIEF        

A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.
Last Chance! Register for the 2013 Annual Conference

The conference is only a few weeks away! Register now before it's too late.

We are so pleased to bring together a wide variety of people across the supply chain from landowners to brandowners, from students and researchers to aboriginal, conservation, and union representatives.

Bring those cowboy boots and join us at the 
2013 SFI Annual Conference, September 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas

Register Now. Bring a Friend. Don't miss out! Click Here:
Georgia SIC - Wise Owl Award: Donna Gallaher

The Georgia Forestry Association awarded Donna Gallaher, coordinator for the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative and based in the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Wise Owl honor for her years of service and contributions to the forestry community; this marks only the second woman to be given the honor in its 33-year history. The Wise Owl

Award recognizes not only forestry advocacy but also an uncommon passion to improve the industry for all landowners and forestry-related businesses.


The Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Implementation Committee - which Gallaher coordinates - won the "Evergreen Award," just the third time the award has been given out. The Evergreen Award is awarded to an organization that has contributed to the forestry community in ways that support the Georgia Forestry Association's advocacy mission. 


Congratulations to Donna and the Georgia SIC!

U.S. Endowment Project
nullA new SFI supported project managed by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities was established to spur collaboration among water utilities and forest landowners to protect watersheds. We've garnered significant media attention about the announcement and Live Science, a new environmental news feed, ran an op-ed about the project bylined by Carlton Owen, President of the U.S. Endowment and SFI's Kathy Abusow. Also, we have heard from program participants who have expressed interest in participating in the project. If you or someone you know (involved in water or power utilities that own land, and other forest landowners) are interested, contact Nadine Block at 202-596-3456 and at  Nadine.Block@sfiprogram.org.
Participate in the 24th Annual IUFRO World Congress

This event happens once every 5 years and here's your chance to get involved. Exhibit. Sponsor. Present. Make a difference in sustaining forests. 

The United States is delighted to host the 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 5-11, 2014. Join 3,000 scientists and professionals from around the world to share research and learn from one another's experiences around the Congress title of Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research. SFI is proud to support the Congress as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. SFI recognizes that improving sustainable forestry requires an investment in research and the collaboration of many partners. Starting with $400,000 invested in 2010, SFI's Conservation and Community Grant program has grown to over $4.8 million today with contributions of partners in funding and research.


The 94th Annual Convention of the Society of American Foresters and the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Institute of Forestry will be held simultaneously at the same venue, bringing an additional 1,500 forest land managers and decision makers to Salt Lake City. This collaboration will present further learning and networking opportunities! 


Key Dates: 

  • August 5, 2013 to 15 October 2013 - Call for Abstracts
  • November 30, 2013 - Registration Opens
  • April 30, 2014 - Early Bird Registration Closes 

To learn more, become a sponsor or an exhibitor, visit: www.iufro2014.com.  



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