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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


Spring 2005 Issue

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    We should all strive to do a better job in linking science and practice, in engaging people and places strategically throughout the Mississippi River Basin, and in achieving better coordination within and among agencies, says Ruth McWilliams, National Sustainable Development Coordinator for the USDA Forest Service, in Washington D.C. Such efforts will give greater meaning to, and ensure the credibility of, the U.S. Government's White Water to Blue Water Partnership Initiative. More . .

    Special Feature

    Scientific data help land managers protect our Nation's natural resources from threats to their sustainability, says District Ranger Clinton D. Kyhl, in reference to projects on the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming. 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:

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

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

    The Western Cape Sustainable Development Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-22, 2005. Conference will focus on water and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity.

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


    Denver, May 11-13--The Roundtable on Sustainable Forests reviewed suggestions offered for refining the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators (C&I) in three workshops, all held in April, in Atlanta (on criteria 4 and 5); in Minneapolis (on criteria 6 and 7); and in Portland, Ore. (on criteria 1, 2 and 3). Universities, state forest agencies, research scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and other federal agencies participated in the workshops. Additionally, more than 2,500 people were contacted through a Web-based consultation. The workshops affirmed the breadth of the Montréal Process indicators and offered suggestions for combining and clarifying them. The Roundtable identified parts of the C&I in which additional work is needed before further discussions in a Montréal Process Technical Advisory Committee meeting are held later this year in Russia. 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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