FL Commissioner’s Spotlight

Randall Weiseman FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Forestry, General

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson talks about urging people to report woodland arson. More information can be found on our web site at: http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2007/05142007.html A daily report on Florida’s wildfires can be found on the Division of Forestry’s web site. Report (1:00 wma)

Burn Program Extension in Alabama

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Forestry, General, USDA-NRCS

The 2007 Hurricane season is almost here, but some recovery efforts are still on-going from 2004 and 2005 hurricanes. Alabama state conservationist Gary Kobylski with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service says one is helping removed downed timber from forestlands. Report (2:00 wma)

FL Commissioner’s Spotlight

Randall Weiseman FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Forestry, General, Weather

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson talks about the Division of Forestry calling for an end to the burning of all yard waste by homeowners. More information about yard trash burning can be found on this web page: http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2007/05082007.html. A daily report on Florida’s wildfires can be found on the Division of Forestry’s web site. Report (1:00 wma)

Florida Wildfire Updates

Randall Weiseman Florida, Forestry, General, Livestock

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is posting a wildfire update every morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the department’s main web page as well as the department’s Division of Forestry web page. This update will provide the latest information about major wildfires, including the number of acres burned and the percentage of containment of each fire, as …

SE Projects Get Energy Grants

Randall Weiseman Energy, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Sugar

Two Southeastern cellulosic ethanol projects received grants last week from the US Department of Energy. Range Fuels, Inc., was awarded a $76 million grant to fund the research and construction needs of an ethanol plant in Soperton in Treutlen County Georgia. Once completed, the plant will produce about 40 million gallons of ethanol per year, and 9 million gallons per …

More Kids in the Woods

Randall Weiseman Forestry, General

A new pilot program from the US Forest Service aims to get more kids outdoors and connecting with nature. Report (1:00 wma)

December is Tree Planting Time

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Forestry, General, USDA-NRCS

It’s tree planting time in Alabama and state forester Tim Albritton says USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has some programs available to assist landowners. Find out about Alabama NRCS programs at www.al.nrcs.usda.gov. Report (1:00 wma)