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India: An opportunity on our horizon, a world away

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:54

As the car carrying our small group of BC forestry representatives winds its way through the village of MacLeod Ganj in the sun drenched hills of Northern India, we pass by a sawmill.
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India: An opportunity on our horizon, a world away

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:54

As the car carrying our small group of BC forestry representatives winds its way through the village of MacLeod Ganj in the sun drenched hills of Northern India, we pass by a sawmill.
Categories: Forest

As shortage looms, top skilled forest sector talent in high demand throughout B.C.

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:46

Like many industries, forestry is projecting to lose their most experienced workers as the baby boomers continue to retire, but forestry has also had to watch much of their younger talent migrating east to work in the oil and gas industry, where many of the same skills are in demand.
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As shortage looms, top skilled forest sector talent in high demand throughout B.C.

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:46

Like many industries, forestry is projecting to lose their most experienced workers as the baby boomers continue to retire, but forestry has also had to watch much of their younger talent migrating east to work in the oil and gas industry, where many of the same skills are in demand.
Categories: Forest

Futuristic approaches to one of Canada’s oldest industries – The Forest Sector

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:38

The commitment being shown to technology and innovation is helping to drive Canada’s burgeoning forestry industry.
Categories: Forest

Biomass boiler supplies green energy at Ferrum College

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:27

A new boiler towers more than two stories at Ferrum College.
Categories: Forest

China’s first biomass-solar power plant begins operation

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:15

China’s first power plant producing electricity from both biomass and photovoltaic become operational and will generate a total of 163.3 million kilowatt-hours of power a year.
Categories: Forest

Texas A&M Forest Service displays 100 years of service with new museum exhibit

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 21:24

April 2,2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum inCollege Station has a new temporary exhibit on display titled History in the Making: Texas A&M ForestService . The exhibitbrings to life the people, places and

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Media Planet Coverage: India: Our Opportunity On The Horizon

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 21:05
Published March 31, 2015 for Media Planet‘s and The Vancouver Sun By Rick Jeffery, President and CEO of Coast Forest Products Association ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY With 1.2 billion people constituting the fourth largest consumer market in the world, India represents an overseas export opportunity clearly visible on the horizon for Canada’s forest products industry. Having taken part in trade missions to India over the past three years, the most …
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View, Analyze, and Download Global Forest Watch Data Easier Than Ever With New Features

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:11
By Benjamin Jones, Asa Strong, and Alyssa Westerman The Global Forest Watch team is excited to announce another round of upgrades that will improve your experience on the Global Forest Watch platform. Over the past year, GFW has expanded to include more forest and land-use data and advance functionality. To better accommodate new data, showcase […]
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Drop forest biomass burning as ‘renewable’: MFC

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:06

Markets For Change is calling on federal MPs not to target forest biomass as ‘renewable energy’.
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Company sues biomass plant’s operator for breach of contract

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:58

A local company that has been a significant fuel supplier for Gainesville’s biomass plant has sued the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center for damages due to an alleged breach of contract, although a plant representative says the fuel supplier’s claims are without merit.
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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (FPO/OHV)

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R8462-S5-REC-DT-PG
Location Name:
Golden Pond, Kentucky
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is established on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent carries out a variety o
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VISITOR INFORMATION ASSISTANT

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R2001-S5-VIA-DT-PG
Location Name:
Rifle, Colorado
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
1001
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 2. The number a
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Forestry Technician

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0609-131105DP (MB)
Location Name:
Chemult, Oregon;Chiloquin, Oregon;Hoodsport, Washington
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Monday, March 30, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, April 3, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$25,434.00 to $31,944.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
03 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. One position to be located on the Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal
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Customer Service Representative

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0601-132010DP-LT
Location Name:
Sisters, Oregon
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0303
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Seasonal
Opening Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$31,944.00 to $31,944.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is located in Region 6, on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest in Sisters, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Becky Craigg at 541-549-7736 or email at bcraigg@fs.fed.us. This is a Permanent Season position. The i
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TIMBER RESOURCE SPECIALIST

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0505-129315DP-DLA
Location Name:
Yreka, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
1101
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, April 13, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$39,570.00 to $48,403.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
07 to 09
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is located on the Klamath National Forest, Supervisors Office, Yreka, CA. For more information about the duties and/or location of this position, please contact Ben Haupt at 530-841-4419 or bphaupt@fs.fed.us . This position is responsible for administering the business management phase
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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (RESEARCH)

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-RD0462-4-RES-DT-PG
Location Name:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. The position is located in a Forest Service Research Work Unit. Serves as a technical assist
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ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R5716-S8-EEO-DT-PG
Location Name:
North Fork, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
5716
Pay Plan:
WG
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Closing Date:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$21.00 to $21.00 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
08 to 08
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. The position is established on a Forest unit in support of road systems and other program ar
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RANGE TECHNICIAN

Job Metla - Thu, 2015-04-02 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R2455-4-RNGE-DT-PG
Location Name:
Rifle, Colorado
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0455
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. These positions are located on a Forest Service unit where incumbent performs technical
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