Canada/ U.S. Forest Health Summit II

This document provides the results of an Endowment convening sponsored by   the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada to address specific opportunities to enhance cross-border collaboration in research and development to advance forest health to the first-ever Canada/U.S. Forest Health Summit held in June 2012.   View […]

The Wood Pellet Value Chain

Presents a hypothetical case study of how wood-to-energy facilities in Virginia and Georgia could increase the sustainability of their biomass supply chains.   View PDF

The State of Information Databases Tracking Wood-to-Energy Facilities

The Woody Biomass Joint Venture (JV) – a partnership between the USDA Forest Service and the Endowment – hosted a roundtable of knowledgeable professionals to explore the content and quality of information tracked by existing woody biomass infrastructure databases. This report provides an overview of current databases and contacts for wood-to-energy facilities and points to […]

Applying Pathways to Sustainability

Intended to be a resource for pellet producers, forest management professionals, landowners, and others concerned with the conservation and sustainable management of U.S. forests, this report describes four potential pathways for making sustainability claims.  Each represents a different approach to mitigating environmental and other risks in the supply chain.   View PDF

Canada/ U.S. Forest Health Summit I

This is the report of the first-ever meeting between the  USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada to plan ways to collaborate on forest health issues; it was sponsored by the Endowment. The first-ever such meeting. View PDF

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