National RSF Meeting - Washington, DC - June 29, 2011
The first of two National Roundtable Meetings planned for 2011 will take
place on June 29 in Washington, DC. The meeting is designed to use the
momentum and energy around the 2011 International Year of Forests to bring
stakeholders together to: contribute to the ongoing stakeholder dialogue on the sustainability of the Nation's forests with public and private forest sector leaders; identify the priority challenges to sustaining the Nation's forests; build agreement and commitment on priority action strategies to sustain of our Nation's forests; and inform the direction and future work of the RSF.
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2011 International Year of Forests
The Roundtable joined other stakeholders in sponsoring and participating in the March 30, 2011 reception co-hosted by the American Forest Foundation (AFF), National Association of State Foresters (NASF), and the Forest Service in Washington, DC to launch the U.S. celebration of the 2011 International Year of Forests (IYOF). The Roundtable is observing the IYOF through an array of activities, including: participation and support of the Celebrate Forests site at http://www.celebrateforests.com and hosting a national meeting focused on the release of the 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests and the Companion Roundtable stakeholder report, the Sustainable Forests Action Strategy. Please join us in supporting our forests by attending an event or visiting RSF on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to participate in the discussion.
RSF Rollout Strategy for the 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests
In February and March, RSF participants from the Core Group and the Communications and Outreach Work Group developed a rollout plan for the 2010 National Report, focusing on the relationship with its stakeholder Sustainable Forests Action Strategy. Click here to see a draft of the rollout plan. At this time, The 2010 National Report is being finalized for publication. The Forest Service anticipates the public release of the National Report in June 2011.
The 2010 National Report will be the second report in a series of Reports on the state of the Nation's forests that began in 2003. New to this edition are fresh data that illustrate changes during the last five years and provide more regional detail and new indicators that better reflect contemporary concerns. Conditions and trends are reported using the 7 criteria and 64 indicators of the Montreal Process. The report also contains analyses of significant conditions, highlights important issues, and describes recent activities at local, State, and regional levels for improving sustainable forest management.
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