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August 25, 1991
Earl Millett of Odenton and Michael Wangdahl of Arnold recently attended a weeklong Forestry, Conservation and Natural Resources WorkshopCamp in Garrett County.Run by the Maryland Department of NaturalResources, 46 students attended the workshop, geared for college-bound high school students interested in pursuing careers in forestry and conservation.Wangdahl, 17, is a June graduate of Broadneck High School and will attend Anne Arundel Community College in September. Millett, 16, will be a senior at Arundel High School.
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April 6, 2008
Annapolis has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 16th year Annapolis has received this national recognition. Annapolis is also the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program in the areas of external funding and tree planting on private property. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
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NEWS
January 8, 2006
Registration is being accepted for the spring semester of the General Forestry Correspondence Course, which runs from Feb. 1 to May 20. A fall semester runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Students work from home, using their own wood lot, a friend's lot or a public forest while learning the basics of forestry, forest ecology and forest health in this noncredit course. Topics include: Protecting trees from insects, diseases and fire; forest inventory and stand analysis; the forestry business, tax nuances and the sale and harvest of forest products; and developing a management plan for your forest.
NEWS
December 24, 2006
Conference set on sustainable farming The Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture will hold its eighth annual "Farming for Profit and Stewardship" conference Jan. 12 and 13 at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown. Participants will learn strategies for improving production, ways to market products and ideas for new enterprises through 20 seminars offered over two days. On Jan. 12, seminars will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on grazing, vegetable production and small fruits and berries; and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on crop rotation for organic farmers and producing for a farmers' market.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
Annapolis has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 16th year Annapolis has received this national recognition. Annapolis is also the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program in the areas of external funding and tree planting on private property. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1995
Paul Horine Seward, a retired state forestry official and Harford County Civil Defense official, died Monday of a brain tumor at his dairy farm on Stepney Road near Aberdeen. He was 84.Mr. Seward began his forestry career in 1930 when Gov. Albert C. Ritchie appointed him warden to the old Maryland Forest Service, now the State Forest and Park Service under the auspices of the Department of Natural Resources. He retired in 1977 as assistant to the agency's director.As a young warden, he was influenced by Fred Beasley, the state's first forester, who was an outspoken critic of the practice then of burning forests, which resulted in erosion and other environmental damage, and who advocated reforestation and the planting of more trees throughout the state.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | April 7, 1991
Habitat, of course, is important to the well-being of creature great and small. In the case of trout, good habitat has been a matter of concern for fisheries managers and sportsmen for years, a matter of keeping the streams clear and their shores suitably planted.On May 8-9, the Trout Committee Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, will hold a Trout and Timber Workshop in Garrett County to discuss how forestry practices and trout management are interlocked throughout the Appalachian region.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1999
Bob Baffert stepped into uncharted territory when he bid $1.5 million for Forestry two years ago at the July yearling sale at Keeneland. Baffert, the Southern California trainer, had never paid more than a million dollars for a horse.He bid for Aaron Jones, who lives in Oregon, owns one of the largest lumber companies in the country and considers himself an expert in pedigrees. Jones and Baffert knew that Forestry, a son of Storm Cat out of the Pleasant Colony mare Shared Interest, was regally bred and would probably earn back his purchase price as a stallion.
BUSINESS
By SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | December 31, 1996
Most people of a gambling nature wouldn't make a bet that required 40 years to learn if there's a payoff.Weyerhaeuser Co. did.In 1966, the company decided to convert its timberlands in the Pacific Northwest and the South to a then-untested concept known as "high-yield forestry." The idea was to manage trees much like an agricultural crop, and not to leave forests to nature and chance."Thirty years later, we're beginning to see these stands in their more mature form and what they're going to look like," said William Corbin, Weyerhaeuser's executive vice president for timberlands and distribution.
NEWS
By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 17, 2004
DENVER - A 12-year prison sentence handed down to a forestry worker who ignited the worst fire in Colorado history was thrown out yesterday on the grounds that it was prejudiced and too harsh. The Colorado Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing hearing for Terry Lynn Barton, who pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson in setting the 2002 Hayman fire, which burned 138,000 acres. The court said state District Judge Edward Colt, who sentenced Barton to twice the normal prison term, was so personally involved in the fire that he was unable to be impartial.
NEWS
June 11, 2006
Walk in the woods -- The Howard County Forestry Board will sponsor a tree identification walking tour from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Lake Elkhorn Arboretum in Columbia. Jim Rose and Betsy McMillion of the Howard County Forestry Board will conduct the tour and identify about 20 species of trees along the arboretum trail. Participants should meet at the Lake Elkhorn parking lot just off Cradlerock Way. Wear comfortable shoes and take binoculars, if available. Children to age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
NEWS
June 4, 2006
The Howard County Forestry Board will sponsor its first Tree Identification Walking Tour, identifying more than 20 species at Lake Elkhorn's arboretum. The one-hour tour, which will be led by forestry board members Jim Rose and Betsy McMillion, will be held June 11. Participants will meet at the parking lot for Lake Elkhorn, just off Cradlerock Way. Admission is free. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
NEWS
April 9, 2006
Learn of programs for gifted pupils Parent orientations describing the Howard County school system's Gifted and Talented Program are being held at county middle schools. The orientations for parents of middle school children explain the curriculum of the Middle School Gifted Education Program. Orientations will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at Cradlerock School and Elkridge Landing Middle School; at 7 p.m. April 19 at Bonnie Branch, Burleigh Manor, Clarksville and Folly Quarter middle schools; at 7 p.m. April 20 at Murray Hill Middle School; and at 7 p.m. April 25 at Harper's Choice Middle School.
NEWS
By JOE PALAZZOLO | April 2, 2006
Rebecca Feldberg Occupation City arborist for the Baltimore Division of Forestry, the arm of the Department of Recreation and Parks that tends to the approximately 500,000 trees planted in city parklands, plazas and along streets. In the news Feldberg's division announced last week its goal of doubling Baltimore's tree canopy - the area covered by leaves - in the next 30 years. The canopy, which now covers about 20 percent of Baltimore, is expected to conserve energy, reduce pollution and raise property values as it expands.
NEWS
By JOE PALAZZOLO and JOE PALAZZOLO,SUN REPORTER | March 30, 2006
The image of the big city is typically of a hard, gray and unforgiving landscape. But that soon might change. Concrete is out. The urban forest is in. Baltimore parks and planning officials are to announce plans today to make Baltimore's appearance softer, greener and more pleasant by doubling the city's tree canopy - the total area covered by leaves - in the next 30 years. More trees in Baltimore could mean lower energy costs, higher property values and many environmental perks, including cleaner water and air, according to local, state and federal forestry officials.
NEWS
January 8, 2006
Registration is being accepted for the spring semester of the General Forestry Correspondence Course, which runs from Feb. 1 to May 20. A fall semester runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Students work from home, using their own wood lot, a friend's lot or a public forest while learning the basics of forestry, forest ecology and forest health in this noncredit course. Topics include: Protecting trees from insects, diseases and fire; forest inventory and stand analysis; the forestry business, tax nuances and the sale and harvest of forest products; and developing a management plan for your forest.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | December 16, 2002
Days before the state decides whether to approve a plan to preserve nearly 25,000 acres of woodlands -- the second-largest land deal in the state's history -- Maryland's forestry industry is grudgingly backing the $22 million proposal, even though they say it couldn't have come at a worse time. Some remain skeptical of promises by conservationists and state officials, who have been negotiating for two years, that the arrangement will sustain forestry while it limits development and improves Chesapeake Bay water quality.
NEWS
June 11, 2006
Walk in the woods -- The Howard County Forestry Board will sponsor a tree identification walking tour from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Lake Elkhorn Arboretum in Columbia. Jim Rose and Betsy McMillion of the Howard County Forestry Board will conduct the tour and identify about 20 species of trees along the arboretum trail. Participants should meet at the Lake Elkhorn parking lot just off Cradlerock Way. Wear comfortable shoes and take binoculars, if available. Children to age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
NEWS
By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 17, 2004
DENVER - A 12-year prison sentence handed down to a forestry worker who ignited the worst fire in Colorado history was thrown out yesterday on the grounds that it was prejudiced and too harsh. The Colorado Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing hearing for Terry Lynn Barton, who pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson in setting the 2002 Hayman fire, which burned 138,000 acres. The court said state District Judge Edward Colt, who sentenced Barton to twice the normal prison term, was so personally involved in the fire that he was unable to be impartial.
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