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SDe-News
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 can be directed to Al Abee, Chair, SDIT, at aabee@fs.fed.us.

WINTER 2005

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Commentary
  • Special Feature
  • Upcoming
  • Happenings
  • Links


  • Commentary

    In "We're Growing Online--and Strengthening Our Relationships," Al Abee, Chair of the Sustainable Development Issues Team, introduces this first issue of SDe-News, noting that sustainable development requires innovation and the creation of alliances between partners who may not have worked together in the past. More . .

    Special Feature

    In an interview with SDe-News, Joel Holtrop, Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry, uses the phrase "triple bottom line" to describe sustainable development. That means environmental health, social well-being, and economic prosperity. Holtrop says that natural resource managers should harmonize all three bottom lines and recognize that they are not mutually exclusive, but mutually dependent. More . . .

    Upcoming

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

    Minerals and Energy Roundtable: http://www.fs.fed.us/servicefirst/sustained/iemeindex.html
    Range Roundtable: http://sustainablerangelands.cnr.colostate.edu/
    Water Roundtable: http://water.usgs.gov/wicp/acwi/swrr/
    Forest: http://www.sustainableforests.net/
    Montreal Process: http://www.mpci.org/

    International conferences:

    Second International Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development, September 12-14, 2005, Bologna, Italy. http://www.wesex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/spd05

    Eleventh Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 7-8, 2005, Helsinki, Finland. http://www.uta.fi/conference/sdrc2005/

    Third Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems, June 5-10, 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia. http://www.dubrovnik2005.fsb.hr/

    First International Congress on Successful Cases of Sustainable Development in the Tropics, May 2-4, 2005, Veracruz, Mexico. http://www.uv.mx/CITRO/reunion/congreso/english/01invita.htm

    Fifth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, May 3-5, 2005, Cadiz, Spain. http://www.wesex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/eco05/

    Thirty-sixth Annual Conference and Expo, Internation Erosion Control Association, February 20-23, Dallas, Texas. http://www.ieca.org/conference/annual/Dallas05.asp

    Happenings

    The Sustainable Development Issues Team seeks ideas on possible changes to the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators. Send your comments to Al Abee, Chair, SDIT, at aabee@fs.fed.us, by February 4, 2005.

    Links

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