This Week in RNR
FALL SEMINAR: Wednesday, 2 December 2015
- Kelly Darnell, PhD
- Postdoctoral Fellow, The Water Institute of the Gulf
- Presentation: SAVvy Science: Understanding Interactions between Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Animals in the Gulf of Mexico
11:30 – 12:20; RNR Room 142; coffee and cookies at 11:20
- Study Abroad Swaziland 2016 - African Wildlife Ecology RNR 4110
- Informational meeting on Southern Africa Study Abroad during Summer 2016
- Thursday, 3 December 2015, 4:30 pm
- Room 228 RNR Bldg
- Presented by Dr. Bret Collier
Christmas Tree Sale
- WHEN: Monday, November 30th - Friday, December 4th
- TIME: ~ 2 pm to 8 pm each day until sold-out
- WHAT: Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire (bluish tinge; nice strong smell). All are locally grown, freshly cut and high quality (trees will be fresh from the School Forest, to be cut on Sunday, 29 November 2015.)
- PRICE: $7 per foot (a 6 ft tall tree is $42). Cash or Check only; no plastic
- SIZES: 5.5 to 7 feet
- WHERE: Behind the LSU Renewable Natural Resources Building (Highland Road at Nicholson Ext)
- WHO: Society of American Foresters Student Chapter at LSU
Louisiana Forest Industry Website Gets Update
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter recently updated an online directory with current information about forest products companies in Louisiana.
The site allows users to search more than 600 companies by product, parish or company name, said Richard Vlosky, director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in the AgCenter.
Company locations are identified on a Louisiana map, and company contact information appears when a map icon is clicked.
Designed primarily to promote economic development in Louisiana’s forest sector, the website was initially developed by Vlosky and Fred Piazza, AgCenter chief information officer, and was funded by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Louisiana Economic Development. The 2015 update was funded by Crosby Land & Resources LLC, of New Orleans.
“This is an example of how collaboration between the LSU AgCenter, state government agencies and industry can facilitate development of an innovative tool to power economic development,” Vlosky said.
“In addition to being a valuable business and promotional tool for the industry, the website information will identify spatial company clustering, which is a useful tool for economic development planners, as clusters tend to have efficiencies and scale economies that attract additional industry,” he added.
The forest sector is the largest segment of Louisiana agriculture with a nearly $3 billion contribution to the state’s economy in 2014. Forest products manufacturers employed nearly 13,000 people, while timber sales generated $12.7 million in severance taxes that year.
The website can be accessed at www.lsuagcenter.com/forestindustries.
Richard Vlosky can be reached at 225-578-4527 or email@example.com
Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RNR Faculty and Student Research Featured in LA Agriculture Summer Edition
RNR Featured Articles
(click title for article)
- Water Management at Catahoula Lake - Richard Keim
- Sediment and Nutrient Sluicing to Restore University Lake - Y. Jun Xu
- Long-term Nutrient Change in the Mermentau and Vermilion Rivers - Songjie He and Y. Jun Xu
Louisiana Agriculture is the quarterly magazine published by the LSU AgCenter to keep our constituents informed about our research and extension efforts. This issue includes articles on a variety of topics that affect Louisiana’s agriculture industry and the environment. The magazine is also available in e-book form for your iPad, Kindle or other electronic device. If you would like a printed copy or if you have any questions or if you want to unsubscribe from this list, please contact the editor, Linda Benedict. The LSU AgCenter is here to serve you.
-- Quick News --
- Can We Talk About Trees, Please? An ANR and Horticulture Agent Training Oppoortunity is scheduled for January, 2016. This course will help non-tree specialist LSU AgCenter ANR and Horticulture agents master technical information so they may help their clients understand and maintain healthy landscape trees. Additional information is available on the Extensions Workshops page
- 3rd Quarter 2015 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
- RNR-SCE Joint Program in Training Applied Conservation Scholars: Applications for the summer of 2016 will be invited later this fall. Click here to see blog posts from the 2015 Applied Conservation Scholars.
- Spring 2015 issue of "Research Matters" has been posted to the site. It is available on the "Research Matters" page.
- Arborist Workshops 2015: The 2015 schedule for Arborist Workshops and other learning opportunities has been updated, and registrations are open. For more information, see our Workshops page.
- The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a new way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They now have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!
- Follow Dr. Stouffer on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania: via his Flickr Feed
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