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    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference:
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    Collaborative Forestry Tools and Authorities:

    Working to Get Restoration Done

    Peer Learning Session

    Sponsored by the Forest Service Washington Office in partnership with the National Forest Foundation

    You're invited to join an upcoming peer learning session!

    During this session, Forest Service employees and partners with experience in collaborative forestry tools and authorities will:

    • Provide an overview of and engage in dialog on some of the key tools and authorities to support collaborative forestry on public lands
    • Discuss how these tools and authorities can intersect and complement one another
    • Share and discuss the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition Guidebook, From Ideas to Action: A Guide to Funding and Authorities for Collaborative Forestry, and
    • Share their experiences with three specific tools: Good Neighbor Authority, stewardship authorities, and the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) authority for bringing in additional expertise and support for project implementation and learning.

    Featured speakers:
    • Lindsay Buchanan, Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Coordinator, USFS
    • Karen Hardigg, Director, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition
    • David Lawrence, Timber Sales Analyst, USFS
    • Erin Smith-Mateja, Forester, USFS

    Please note that this session begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • September 21 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville; September 22 at the NC Arboretum

    Join the National Forests Foundation on September 20 & 21 to celebrate an incredible group of men and women who successful fought an extremely safe 2016 historic fire season. This two-day event will be an opportunity to share the rich history of the US Forest Service and the connection of each employee to the lands that we graciously serve.

    The two day event will kick off with an introduction and following a Biltmore Historian will capture the attention and present the story of the birth of the US Forest Service to all employees. A historian for the Forest History Society will continue the story to connect employees to their history of the development of the Pisgah, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie National Forests. The last part of the day will allow employees to visit the facilities of Biltmore with self-guided tours of the historic house or to survey the grounds and silviculture management of the estate.

    The venue for the second day’s activities will be the NC Arboretum.

    The cost to attend is $43 which covers lunch, snacks, and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the day. 

    We hope to see you there and look forward to celebrating all the wonderful staff that makes up the National Forests of North Carolina!!

If you have any questions about the above NFF Events please contact 

Emily Struss at or 406-830-3360, or

Emily Olsen at or 406-830-3369

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