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1997

Ames Forester

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Fall Camp 1997 - Mark Twain National Forest, Heather Hartman Jan 1997

Fall Camp 1997 - Mark Twain National Forest, Heather Hartman

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Bright and early Sunday, October 12, 1996, 33 students and two instructors set out in cars, a truck, and vans: destined for a land full of promise, education, and trees. Steven Jungst and Richard Hall were those instructors and the students were the newest group of Forestry Fall campers. The place we were headed was Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri. The camp, run by the University of Missouri, was located at Poplar Bluff in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest.


Society Of American Foresters, Gretchen Holstein Jan 1997

Society Of American Foresters, Gretchen Holstein

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The student chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at Iowa State University had another busy year. The chapter was able to attend the state meeting last fall in the Amana Colonies which was a spin-off of the Seventh American Forest Congress. The meeting had SAF members from the states of Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Former National President Robert Bosworth, and current Vice-President Bill Banzhaf also attended and shared their thoughts on the results of the Congress and where SAF needs to go from there. The student chapter also attended the spring meeting in Marshalltown with the ...


A Major Change Int.He Products Curriculum Is Proposed, Floyd Manwiller Jan 1997

A Major Change Int.He Products Curriculum Is Proposed, Floyd Manwiller

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It has been a long-standing philosophy of the Department of Forestry that all graduates earning a BS degree be qualified Forest Resource Managers. In keeping with this philosophy, students in the Forest Products option take many of the Resource Management courses, and to meet their interest in wood utilization, take the six products courses. This curriculum has prepared our graduates well for production positions in industry and the vast majority do take industrial positions in wood utilization rather than in Resource Management.


Agroforestry Systems: The Bear Creek Riparian Management Success Story, Richard C. Schultz, Thomas M. Isenhart, Joe P. Colletti Jan 1997

Agroforestry Systems: The Bear Creek Riparian Management Success Story, Richard C. Schultz, Thomas M. Isenhart, Joe P. Colletti

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The agricultural landscape has four major sources of nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants. These are: 1) surface and subsurface runoff which carry sediment and agricultural chemicals to streams; 2) eroding streambanks which can contribute more than fifty percent of the sediment load to the stream; 3) field tile drains which contribute the highest concentrations of soluble agricultural chemicals to streams; and 4) livestock grazing of streamside or riparian areas which contribute to bank instability and add animal waste and pathogens to the water.


The Forest Products Society, Stacy Bazal Jan 1997

The Forest Products Society, Stacy Bazal

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The Forest Products Society has been pushing on with new ideas to promote interest in the club for new students. One idea was the installation of a new bulletin board outside of room 263 in Bessey Hall. The board contains information on upcoming events, club announcements, and the species of the week. The species of the week display gives information about a particular species of tree. This information includes a sample of wood, a description of anatomical features, and its geographical range.


Forestry Conclave - 1996, Gretchen Holstein Jan 1997

Forestry Conclave - 1996, Gretchen Holstein

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This year's Conclave, sponsored by Michigan Tech., was held on September 20-22 at the Ford Forestry Center located near Alberta, Michigan. Those who made the trip enjoyed a sneak preview of the fall colors. It was a 12 hour drive north, which was nothing compared to the 22 hours it took the team from Missouri to get there.


Community Forestry Urban And Community Forestry: Opportunities And Challenges, Janette Thompson Jan 1997

Community Forestry Urban And Community Forestry: Opportunities And Challenges, Janette Thompson

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Community Tree Management" (Forestry 475) became a regular course offering two years ago in the Department of Forestry at Iowa State University. "Urban Forestry" seminars/ special topics courses had sporadically been offered during the l 980's in response to student and faculty interest in the subject. A regular course offering in this area was added to the curriculum to provide essential background and experience for the growing number of students that are employed (both during their years at Iowa State University. and after graduation) in various aspects of urban and community forestry.


Ames Forester Vol. 84, Ames Forestry Club Jan 1997

Ames Forester Vol. 84, Ames Forestry Club

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