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21st International Seminar on Forest and Natural Resources Administration and Management
Dates: September 2005
Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, USA

Jointly offered by Colorado State University and the USDA Forest Service International Programs, this seminar is designed for senior natural resource management professionals. The 19-day program focuses on strategies and methods to develop, manage and conserve natural resources for sustained delivery of goods and services to meet the full range of human needs. For more information and application details, visit the seminar's website or write to Ann Keith, College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1401, USA, or e-mail at ifs@cnr.colostate.edu


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2005 International Seminar on Protected Area Management
Dates: August 2005
Missoula, Montana, USA

This seminar--jointly offered by Colorado State University, University of Montana, University of Idaho and USDA Forest Service International Programs--is geared for senior-level managers and policymakers working in protected areas. The program examines and stimulates debate on management strategies, policies, and innovative institutional arrangements to address the conservation and use of the world's most special places. For more information and application details, visit the seminar's
website or write to Dr. Wayne Freimund, School of Forestry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA, or e-mail at wayne@forestry.umt.edu.
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2005 International Seminar on Watershed Management
Dates: Summer 2005
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

Jointly offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the USDA Forest Service International Programs, this seminar is geared towards senior-level natural resource professionals. The course examines the needs and challenges facing watershed managers and focuses on strategies and methods to manage and conserve watershed resources sustainably. For more information and application details, visit the Watershed Management website or write to Dr. Wes Halverson, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources, Stevens Point, WI 54481-389 USA or email at Wes.Halverson@uwsp.edu.
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Curso de Manejo de Areas Silvestres y Protegidas
(2005 International Field Course on Wildlands and Protected Area Management)

Dates: Summer 2005
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Co-hosted by the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State University and USDA Forest Service International Programs, this course, help entirely in Spanish, presents key concepts and methods of protected area management while emphasizing field-based practical exercises. For more information and application details, visit the Field Course website or write to Ryan Finchum, Colorado State University, Center for Protected Area Management and Training, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1480, USA, or e-mail at finchum@cnr.colostate.edu.
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Visit these websites for more information related to articles in this issue:

USDA Forest Service International Programs' information on certification
http://www.fs.fed.us/global/aboutus/tt/certify.htm

Forest Stewardship Council
http://www.fscus.org

Tree Farm System
http://www.treefarmsystem.org

Green Tag Forestry
http://www.woodlandowners.org

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program
http://www.aboutsfi.org

American Forest & Paper Association
http://www.afandpa.org

Pan-European Forest Certification
http://www.pefc.org

Forest Management Certification Standards in Canada
http://www.sfms.org

Mexico Program of the USDA Forest Service International Programs

http://www.fs.fed.us/global/globe/l_amer/mexico.htm

SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance
http://www.smartwood.org

Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org

The Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.com

Sustainable Forest Products Global Alliance

http://www.globalforestalliance.org/

US Agency for International Development's forestry programs
http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/forestry/

World Wildlife Fund for Nature
http://www.wwf.org

METAFORE
http://www.metafore.org

Forest Trends
http://www.forest-trends.org

Forest Certification and Communities: Looking Forward to the Next Decade, sponsored by Forest Trends
http://www.forest-trends.org/resources/pdf/forest_communities.pdf

US Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
http://www.usaid.gov/hum_response/ofda/

Central African Regional Program for the Environment
http://carpe.umd.edu/index.asp


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Global Leaflet presents highlights of policy, research, technical cooperation, development, and conservation activities in which the Forest Service is involved worldwide. Its purpose is to demonstrate the breadth and importance of international collaboration on natural resource management issues and to share information within the Forest Service and with our partners in the United States and around the world.

International Programs (IP) is dedicated to applying the wealth of skills within the Forest Service to foster sustainable forest management globally. We encourage linking the agency's researchers, foresters, wildlife biologists, hydrologists, policymakers, and disaster specialists, with partners overseas to work on assignments in the areas of technical cooperation, policy assistance, and disaster coordination. Our focus is on key natural resource problems and issues in countries with significant forest resources and important forest-related trade with the United States. International cooperation results in improved sustainable natural resource practices in partner countries, develops the skills of Forest Service personnel, and brings back knowledge and innovative technologies to the United States.

Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman
Chief of the Forest Service Dale N. Bosworth

International Programs

USDA Forest Service
1099 14th St. NW, Suite 5500W
Washington, DC 20005-3402
Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/global

Director Val Mezainis
Phone (202) 205-1650

Art Director Woody Machalek
Editor Hutch Brown


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