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Sustainable Development e-News

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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    The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is among the world's leaders in promoting sustainable forest management. AF&PA was instrumental in establishing the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests, a collaborative effort to implement the Montréal Process Criteria & Indicators (C&I) domestically. AF&PA developed the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program, a comprehensive system designed to improve the sustainable management of forest lands. AF&PA can play an equally important role in refining C&I, says John Heissenbuttel, Vice President, Forest and Wood Products Division, AF&PA. More . .

    Special Feature

    How important are partnerships, cooperation, and collaboration in managing private lands and forests? Shouldn't private landowners be adequately compensated for the public good they provide? Kathryn P. Maloney, Director, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, answers those questions and shares her views on sustainable land and forest management. More . .


    For information on local conferences and workshops in your area, please visit the following sites:

    Minerals and Energy Roundtable:
    Range Roundtable:
    Water Roundtable:
    Montreal Process:

    International conferences:

    Second International Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development, September 12-14, 2005, Bologna, Italy.

    Eleventh Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 7-8, 2005, Helsinki, Finland.

    Third Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems, June 5-10, 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    First International Congress on Successful Cases of Sustainable Development in the Tropics, May 2-4, 2005, Veracruz, Mexico.

    Fifth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, May 3-5, 2005, Cadiz, Spain.


    The first of three technical workshops on refining the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators (C&I) was held April 5-6 in Atlanta. The second is planned for April 13-14 in Minneapolis; the third for April 20-21 in Portland. Please share your observations on, or experiences with, the C&I with Al Abee, Chair, Sustainable Development Issues Team. E-mail:


    Understanding Key Issues of Sustainable Wood Producation in the Pacific Northwest.

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