Endowment to Explore State of Logging Industry

The Endowment and the Forest Resources Association are convening a group of the nation’s top logging sector professionals, academicians, equipment manufacturers and others January 30-31, 2008, in Atlanta. The goal is to tee-up discussions about the state of the log harvesting and transportation sectors in America. “While most forest lands in America are owned by […]

Endowment Posts 4th Quarter Stewardship Report

As part of its continuing commitment to openness and transparency in all of its affairs, the Endowment today posted the third in its series of “stewardship reports.” “We hope that this document that covers financial decisions and unaudited results from our fourth quarter 2007 will answer just about any question that one would have about […]

First Call for Pre-Proposals Announced

The U.S. Endowment announced its first “request for pre-proposals.” This call seeks to establish “state of the issue” understanding about community-based forestry and community-owned forests across the U.S. (full details may be found at the Request for Proposals tab). The Endowment plans to operationally “test” the two-step (pre-proposals/full proposals) process as it refines its programmatic […]

Endowment Releases “Mapping a Course of Action”

  The U.S. Endowment today released “Mapping a Course of Action: Results of a Survey and Workshop Designed to Assit the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.” “We’re pleased to be able to provide this document to those with interest in the Endowment,” said Carlton Owen, President of the U.S. Endowment. “We believe that this […]

Endowment Releases “Mapping a Course of Action”

The U.S. Endowment today released “Mapping a Course of Action: Results of a Survey and Workshop Designed to Assit the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.” “We’re pleased to be able to provide this document to those with interest in the Endowment,” said Carlton Owen, President of the U.S. Endowment. “We believe that this report […]

Endowment Adopts View on Forest Certification

At its November 5-6, 2007 meeting, the U.S. Endowment Board of Directors agreed to consider how forest certification fit into strategic focal initiatives. By unanimous consent the Board adopted its “View on Forest Certification.” “The U.S. Endowment believes that forest certification can yield benefits to forest landowners and consumers (whether commercial or individuals) and ensure […]

Endowment Adopts View on Forest Certification

At its November 5-6, 2007 meeting, the U.S. Endowment Board of Directors agreed to consider how forest certification fit into strategic focal initiatives. By unanimous consent the Board adopted its “View on Forest Certification.” “The U.S. Endowment believes that forest certification can yield benefits to forest landowners and consumers (whether commercial or individuals) and ensure […]

Endowment Adopts Strategic Focus

The U.S. Endowment’s Board of Directors met in Greenville, South Carolina, November 5-6, 2007. Among major actions taken, the Board completed a year-long strategic review leading to the adoption of a programmatic focus for its work. Work will concentrate in three inter-related initiatives: 1) retaining and restoring working forests; 2) promoting and capturing multiple value […]

Endowment Adopts Strategic Focus

The U.S. Endowment’s Board of Directors met in Greenville, South Carolina, November 5-6, 2007. Among major actions taken, the Board completed a year-long strategic review leading to the adoption of a programmatic focus for its work. Work will concentrate in three inter-related initiatives: 1) retaining and restoring working forests; 2) promoting and capturing multiple value […]

Focal Initiatives Workshop Yields Recommendations

More than two-dozen rural community practitioners, academics, natural resources professionals and others accepted the U.S. Endowment’s invitation to convene for a two-day workshop to offer guidance as part of the Endowment’s focal initiatives review. The Greenville-based event was facilitated by Barbara Wyckoff and attended by all Endowment staff as well as four members of the […]

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