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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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    The National Forests in Mississippi uses an ecological integrity evaluation model (EIE) as a planning tool to evaluate the sustainability of ecological systems and their associated biodiversity, to develop Forest Plan language, and to monitor success of conservation actions, writes Tony Dixon, Forest Supervisor.  More .  .  .

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    Improving conditions and ecosystem services in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV), perhaps the most ecologically degraded region in the United States, is the focus of a cooperative conservation project that is being coordinated by Elizabeth Estill, Deputy Chief of the USDA Forest Service.  Estill has been encouraged by “so many different organizations and so many individuals who are committed to making a difference.”  She is facilitating plans for a number of workshops, conferences, and meetings that, among other things, will produce a framework for restoring the LMAV.   More .  .  .


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

    Minerals and Energy Roundtable:
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    For information on meetings and workshops that will be held through July 2007, go to

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

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