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At the annual Idaho Forest Owners Association Field Day event in 2011, I had the pleasure of hearing Washington State University Extension Forester James Freed speak about non-timber products. In the Pacific Northwest and beyond his enthusiasm is legendary and contagious... Freed says that Americans will “pay whatever it takes to keep Fido happy.” He means that there is a market for Fido’s restful snooze, specifically, western red cedar shavings used in doggy beds. Pet supplies are a fast-growing market even in slow economic times, as we buy for our pets but not for ourselves.
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At the annual Idaho Forest Owners Association Field Day event in 2011, I had the pleasure of hearing Washington State University Extension Forester James Freed speak about non-timber products. In the Pacific Northwest and beyond his enthusiasm is legendary and contagious... Freed says that Americans will “pay whatever it takes to keep Fido happy.” He means that there is a market for Fido’s restful snooze, specifically, western red cedar shavings used in doggy beds. Pet supplies are a fast-growing market even in slow economic times, as we buy for our pets but not for ourselves.
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The non-timber forest products you have on your property and their potential value varies greatly across the country. What doesn’t, is that most NTFP marketing opportunities are very specific and can be hard to get into. The Oregon Woodland Coop (OWC) model is working to help landowners team up for NTFPs.
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A guest post by Lisa Lee, MS ED, Eden Again Eco-Sanctuary, Salem, OR
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The Minnesota Women's Woodland Network recently hosted a over-night event at Camp Vermilion near Cook, MN. Women enjoyed a field tour of the property which was once a Boys Camp and is now owned by American Lutheran Church.
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Pennsylvania's forests are under threat from myriad invasive insects, diseases, and competitive plants. With changing climate, what new threats will come? Good forest stewardship considers caring for resources for future generations as well as the present.
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May 20 through May 26 is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, not only in Minnesota, but