How social networks are like carbon-Christakis video

Click here for a link to an 11-minute crash course in social networks by Nickolas Christakis at Harvard Univeristy as part of its Harvard Thinks Big series.

Christakis is a professor of sociology, medical sociology, and medicine at Harvard Univeristy and Medical School.

David Kittredge at UMass sent me the video link.

Wisconsin Council on Forestry supports Silviculture Exemption Consistency Act

The Wisconsin Council on Forestry sent letters to the Wisconsin's congressional delegation in support of pending federal legislation entitled, the Silviculture Exemption Consistency Act (HR2541 and SB1369), which would continue the existing policy that forestry operations are non-point source pollution and that forestry best management practices are an appropriate policy tool for protecting water qualit

Attending Bioenergy Training

This week I am attending Sustainable Bioenergy Training Program for Extension Educators in Columbia, MO, along with several extension colleagues from Wisconsin as well as the North Central region. The hope that we will develop a comprehensive extension curriculum to support the bioenergy discussion in Wisconsin.

 

Video: the big break

New article on co-benefits of the MFL by Locke & Rissman


(copied from Web of Science alert)

SB161 (MFL changes) Passes Senate Committee

Senate Bill 161 passed unanimously out of the Senate Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education Committee on Thursday.

Further action or, at least, enactment, though, is unlikely in this legislative session. The session is supposed to end on March 15 and no action on the Assembly version of the bill is planned (at least at this point).

Cooperating Foresters Meeting Presentation

Yesterday, I presented at the Wisconsin Cooperating Foresters Statewide Meeting in Stevens Point. In addition to the more extensive materials posted yesterday, here is a pdf of my presentation.

The meeting is co-sponsored by the WNDR-Forestry and Wisconsin Consulting Foresters.

Resources on the proposed MFL changes

I will be presenting at the Statewide Cooperating Foresters Meeting tomorrow in Stevens Point on the proposed changes to the MFL. Here are some addtional resources.

LEGISLATIVE

Senate Bill 161* -- updated as bill proceeds

Assembly Bill 402* -- updated as bill proceeds

Written testimony on SB161

As noted previously, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education met yesterday. A sprained ankle prevented me providing oral testimony, but I did submit some thoughts in writing (pdf).

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