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Sustainable Development e-News is a quarterly electronic newsletter for employees and friends of the Forest Service. Comments, suggestions, and questions about Sustainable Development e-News may be directed to Al Abee, Chair, SDIT, at

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    In "Urban Forestry: Closest to the People," Don Outen, Natural Resource Manager in the Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management, Baltimore County, Maryland, concludes that counties have the greatest influence in stemming the vulnerability of forests to loss from development. But it is the Forest Service that can influence significantly the awareness of urban counties about the strategic use of their forests for multiple environmental programs.  More .  .  .

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    How can county governments and nonprofit agencies help cities benefit more from urban forestry? That question frames the boundaries for regional collaboration, which James R. Geiger, Director of Communications at the Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, Calif., sees as an important step toward sustaining urban forestry.  More . . .


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