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ANROSP conference call for presentations

I just received this announcement by email:

Call for Presentations:

5th Annual National Conference of the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach & Service Programs: Master Naturalist Programs and More

September 28th-October 2nd, 2009
US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, WV

Conference Overview

This dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations
who coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in
natural resource conservation, education, and outreach and for those
interested in developing such a program. Enjoy a beautiful Appalachian
setting as you learn from a diverse range of programs, network with
colleagues, and obtain valuable tools to enhance your existing program
or develop a new one.

ANROSP is a national alliance of adult natural resource education and
stewardship programs, including Master Naturalists, Master Watershed
Stewards, Coverts, Wildlife Stewards, Master Woodland Managers, and
more. ANROSP facilitates networking and exchange of resources and
information among coordinators of citizen-based environmental programs
across the United States, helping create healthy ecosystems and
communities through citizens who learn, teach, and practice natural
resource stewardship.

You can download the full call, with much more detail, here.


NNFP webinar: The Woodland Advocate Program of Wisconsin Family Forests

The Woodland Advocate Program of Wisconsin Family Forests

February 18 @ Noon Eastern
Presented by Gerry Mich

A “member sampler” session presented as part of NNFP’s “Innovations in Landowner Outreach” Series

This example of a peer-to-peer outreach effort builds on Eli Sagor’s earlier  presentation, “Woodland owner networks and peer-to-peer learning.” You can view a recording of Eli’s session by visiting NNFP’s member networking site.

To register: Send an email to Leslie Horner (leslie at nnfp dot us) by 10 am eastern time on February 18.

Free for NNFP members and guests of the presenter.

IUFRO small-scale forestry conference call for papers

The first call for papers has recently been announced for Morgantown, WV, USA in June 2009.  The conference, organized by the the IUFRO Small Scale Forestry unit, looks like an excellent opportunity to discuss woodland owner networks and related issues.  The call is below.  I hope to see you there!

Dear Colleague,

The 2009 IUFRO 3.08 Small-Scale Forestry group is seeking abstracts for Seeing the Forest Beyond the Trees: New possibilities and expectations for products and services from small-scale forestry to be held in Morgantown, West Virginia from June 7-11, 2009.

This conference will bring together scientists and practitioners to share their experiences in management, policy development and economics of contemporary small-scale forest products and services.  Papers are sought in the areas of New and emerging opportunities for small-scale forests, Sustainable agroforestry, Policy formulation, Amenity values of small scale forestry, Economic valuation.  Further details on the topics of interest can be found on the conference website

Authors can view the call for abstracts and the list of topics of interest on the symposium website (http://ssf09.com/).  Submitting your abstract by December 8 will allow the scientific panel to review and respond to you by early January.  Abstracts should be sent to Dr Kate Piatek (Kathryn.Piatek@mail.wvu.edu).  A second call for papers will be made in mid January 09.

For more information about the conference please contact Dave McGill (dmcgill@wvu.edu) who is the chair of the conference organizing committee.

Kind regards
John Herbohn, IUFRO 3.08 Coordinator