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International Conference on Wood in World Rivers
Searchable Online Nontimber Forest Product Bibliography.
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Cultivating Trees, People and Plants Handbook
Legal Bases for the Management of Forest Resources as Common Property by John W. Bruce
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International Conference on Wood in World Rivers
October 23-27, 2000, LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
For more information visit: http://riverwood.orst.edu

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Searchable Online Nontimber Forest Product Bibliography.
The web-based international bibliographic data base on NTFPs is a free, nonprofit venture. It is now online with over 1,300 entries and has a new permanent home: http://www.ifcae.org/cgibin/ntfp/db/dbsql/db.cgi?db= bib&uid=default

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SUN OVENS International, Inc.
This company manufactures two types of solar ovens for large-scale feeding situations and family cooking. Additional information is available on their website http://www.sunoven.com or write to:
SUN OVENS International, Inc.,
39W835 Midan Drive,
Elburn, IL 60119,
e-mail: sunovens@execpc.com,
phone: 630-208-7273, 800-408-7919,
fax: 630-208-7386

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Cultivating Trees, People and Plants Handbook:
No. 5, edited by G.J. Martin, A.L. Agama, and R.R.B. Leakey, UNESCO, Paris, 1999 (40pp). A resource guide for agroforestry and nontimber forest products. Available online at http://www. kew.org.uk/peopleplants. For hardcopy contact: Dr. Roger Leakey, Head of Tropical Ecology, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, PENICUIK, Midlothian, Scotland, UK EH26 0QB; fax: +44-0131-445-3943

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Legal Bases for the Management of Forest Resources as Common Property by John W. Bruce.
Community Forestry Note No. 14, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome 1999. Order by fax: (39-06) 5705 5514, e-mail: ftpp@fao.org or write to: Senior Community Forestry Officer, Forestry Policy and Planning Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome 00100, Italy.

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Montreal Process:

Forest Service Inventory and Monitoring Institute: www.fs.fed.us/institute/lucid

International Tropical Timber Organization: www.itto.or.jp/policy/Policy_Development.html

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The International Programs News 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.

The Office of 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.

Office of International Programs
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Washington, DC 20005-3402
Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/global

Director: Val Mezainis
Phone: (202) 205-1650

Editor: Robin Maille
Phone: (202) 273-4695,
Fax: (202) 273-4750
E-mail: rmaille@fs.fed.us

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