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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Region 5, State and Private Forestry

Region 5, State and Private Forestry

The Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) State & Private Forestry (S&PF) http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/spf/  program provides grants and technical assistance to all US-affiliated states and islands in the Pacific, the same islands served by PSW Research. S&PF professionals located at the Pacific Southwest Research Station at Hilo include the Cooperative Forester http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/r5fms/staff/kfriday/
and the Forest Health Management Coordinator (currently vacant). Roles include:

  • Providing Pacific-wide guidance, coordination and evaluation of the cumulative implementation of the “Statewide Assessments and Resource Strategies” completed by each state and island in  June 2010 http://www.islandforestry.org/ These strategies highlight island priorities and explicitly or implicitly communicate needs for research.
  • Identifying data gaps and needs for training and capacity-building from the Statewide Assessments and Resource Strategies, and assisting Pacific island foresters to address them. Institute scientists are natural partners in this role in education, training and internships. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/spf/IPIF_Professional_Internships.pdf
  • Coordinating invasive species programs in the Pacific http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/spf/fhp/hawaii/index.shtml in collaboration with Institute scientists working on biocontrol and invasive species ecology.

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