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Meeting Minutes, December 16th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Dec 1997

Meeting Minutes, December 16th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Meeting To Order; 1. Minutes:; 2. Membership: Large Increase In The Database. Should Have Some Regular Procedure In Place To Update The Data Base Annually. Database Topics; 3. Treasurers Report; 4. Old Business; Next Reunion; Annual Board Of Directors Meeting; Which Board Members Have Terms Expiring; 5. New Business; Internal Operations And The News Letter; Life Membership Plaques, Caps, And Knives; Merchandise; Video Project; National Forest Service Museum Is Concerned About The Lack Of Nsa Representation At The Nfsm Meetings; Simplifying Payment For Postage And Office And Building Supplies; Newsletter Advertisement; Lowell Hanson's Resignation; New Treasurer Search; Meeting ...


Meeting Minutes, October 14th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Oct 1997

Meeting Minutes, October 14th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Meeting Was Called To Order; Minutes; Membership; Treasurers Report; Old Business; Life Members, Plaques And Ruana Knives Have Been Received; Adopt-a-highway Program; New List Of Officers And Other Board Members; New Business; Problems That The Nsa Is Having In Getting The Detail Work Done; Soliciting Members To Consider The Nsa In Estate Planning And In Choosing Insurance Beneficiaries; 1. Linking Web Pages With The Web Pages From Other Smokejumper Bases And Other Forest Related Agencies; 2. Phone-a-thons To Increase Memberships; 3. Mini Reunions; 4. Adopt-a-trail Program In Which A Group Of Former Jumpers Would Take Over The Maintenance Of ...


Meeting Minutes, September 9th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Sep 1997

Meeting Minutes, September 9th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Minutes; Membership; Treasurers Report; National Forest Service Museum; Old Business; Life Members Plaques Are Ready; Ruana Knives Are Now Being Engraved; Ford Trimotor And Jumper Painting; Web Page Is Progressing Well; All Former And Present Smokejumper's Names, Status, Year And Base Trained, To Be Put On The Web Page; New Business; Office Work Load; Adopt-a-highway Cleanup; Need For Updating Our Computer Programs; Adjournment;


Meeting Minutes, August 19th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Aug 1997

Meeting Minutes, August 19th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Meeting To Order; Minutes-of Last Meeting; Membership Report; Treasurers Report; Video Report; Old Business; 2000 Reunion; Progress Of The Web Page; New Business; Mailing Copies Of The Minutes To Each Director; Notify The Executive Committee Of Meeting Dates; Meeting Time Changed; Utilize The Trimotor And Jumper Painting; Meeting Adjourned;


Meeting Minutes, July 15th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Jul 1997

Meeting Minutes, July 15th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Meeting To Order; Result Of The Director Election; Minutes Of The Executive Committee Meeting; 1. Membership Report; 2. Treasurers Report; 3. Video Report; 4. News Letter Report; 5. Other Business; Ruana Knives For The Next Reunion; How Temporary Service Works And How Much It Costs Nsa To Use Temporary Employees; 6. New Business; Nfsm, Mmf, And-nsa Booth At The Fair Booth.; Meeting Adjourned;


Meeting Minutes, June 10th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Jun 1997

Meeting Minutes, June 10th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Approval Of Minutes; Finance Report: Treasurer; Membership; Action Taken By The Membership Committee; Computer Search For Former Jumpers For Whom We Have No Current Address; Skip Ahead To Those Agenda Topics Which Required Lon Dale's Presence. The Committee Agreed.; Board Of Directors Election:; Liability Insurance Coverage For People Visiting The Museum; Newsletter; Reconsideration Of Hiring An Independent Contractor; Use Of Advertisements In The Newsletter; Allocation Of Time For The Secretary/Clerk; Nfsm Would Like To Have A Member Of The Nsa Attend Each Monthly Meeting; Letter Regarding The Next Reunion Requesting Some Preliminary Information; Computer Costs; Sales And ...


Meeting Minutes, May 13th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee May 1997

Meeting Minutes, May 13th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Minutes; Financial report; News Letter Report; Membership Report; Video Production Report; Organization of membership committee; Manning the NSA office as well as the Museum of Mountain Flying on weekends through the summer months; National Forest Service Museum meeting; Budget: ways of saving money. ; Impossible to discuss Niki's time allocation, as listed in the meeting agenda, without Jack Demmons attendance and input. ; Spring highway cleanup in the "Adopt A Highway" ; Life memberships and the amount budgeted for the NFS Museum; A letter from Jack Demmons; Meeting adjourned;


Meeting Minutes, April 8th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Apr 1997

Meeting Minutes, April 8th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Meeting to order; Meeting minutes; Health problems of Francis Lufkin and Marshall Sullivan; Finding missing people by using the internet; News Letter Report:; Certificates of Appreciation:; Smoke Jumper Video:; Copy Machine purchase:; Election of Board Members:; Acquisition of liability insurance for the museum area.; Fund Raising:; Suggested special meeting to address long range cuts in expense; Meeting adjourned;


Meeting Minutes, April 4th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Board Of Directors Apr 1997

Meeting Minutes, April 4th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Board Of Directors

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Agenda discussed; Minutes of the annual meeting; Minutes of the Special Board meeting; NSA computer; Relationship between the museum of Mountain Flying and the National Smokejumper Association; Construct a common facility with proposed National Forest Service Museum; Treasurers report.; Ruana Knives; Increasing Niki Llewellyn's hours; Adjourn for lunch; Francis Lufkin failing health; Meting recalled to order; Special recognition to Jack Demmons and Lowell Hanson; Membership Report: Need to tap into the younger jumper group; Newsletter Report: Advertising in the newsletter; Fund Raising:; NSA purchase a membership in the "National Museum Association". ; Smokejumper Video:; Bylaw Review: ; Appointment of Secretary ...


Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl Apr 1997

Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This publication discusses how to design, plant, and maintain a multi-species buffer strip, which is an important part of river ecosystems.


Meeting Minutes, March 11th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee Mar 1997

Meeting Minutes, March 11th, 1997, National Smokejumper Association Executive Committee

National Smokejumper Association Meeting Minutes

Agenda: Approval of February minutes; Financial report; Newsletter report; Computer Net; N.S.A. Clerk; N.F.S. Museum Alliance; N.S.A. Officers; The meeting adjourned as 2050 hours.;


Variability In Forest Floor Mass And Nutrient Concentration Of Mature Pine-Hardwoods In The Ouachita Mountains, Hal O. Liechty, Michael G. Shelton, Edwin R. Lawson Jan 1997

Variability In Forest Floor Mass And Nutrient Concentration Of Mature Pine-Hardwoods In The Ouachita Mountains, Hal O. Liechty, Michael G. Shelton, Edwin R. Lawson

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Prior to timber harvesting, forest floor mass and nutrient concentrations in forest floor and mineral soil were determined in 24 mature, shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.)-hardwood stands occurring within the northern, eastern, southern and western sub-ecoregions of the Ouachita Mountains. The forest floor samples were collected at each of three locations representing the lower, mid, and upper slope positions within each stand. Samples of the L-(litter) and F-layers (fermentation) were collected separately. Materials from the L-layer were differentiated into hardwood foliage, pine foliage, and woody/reproductive components. Mass and nutrient concentrations of the various forest floor components were ...


Assessing The Cost Of Best Management Practices In Arkansas, Richard A. Kluender, Robert C. Weih Jr., M. Corrigan, J. Pickett Jan 1997

Assessing The Cost Of Best Management Practices In Arkansas, Richard A. Kluender, Robert C. Weih Jr., M. Corrigan, J. Pickett

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

A geographic information system (GIS) is a set of powerful, computer-based, analytical algorithms for solving spatial data problems. Recently, due to increases in memory size, computing speed, and programming advances, personal computers have been used in spatial analysis problems. This study reports the benefits of using a PC-based GIS system to solve a common, but complicated problem in forest management: assignment of harvesting areas with harvesting exclusion zones. Two stands each from the USDA Crossett Experimental Forest, the University of Arkansas Forest, and the Ouachita National Forest (total six) were analyzed to determine the changes due to following best management ...


Final Environmental Impact Statement: Salmon River Corridor, U.S. Forest Service Jan 1997

Final Environmental Impact Statement: Salmon River Corridor, U.S. Forest Service

Final Environmental Impact Statements (ID)

Documents the analysis conducted for the Salmon River Corridor. This corridor involves National Forest System lands within the Sawtooth National Forest. The analysis of the current condition of the Salmon River Corridor has found that existing conditions within the Corridor do not comply with the direction, standards and guidelines of the Sawtooth National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan or the intent of PL92-400 which established the Sawtooth National Recreation Area; The proposed action of this FEIS is to bring management of this corridor into compliance with the FLRMP.


Winter Activity Patterns Of American Martens (Martes Americana): Rejection Of The Hypothesis Of Thermal-Cost Minimization, Gary S. Drew, John A. Bissonette Jan 1997

Winter Activity Patterns Of American Martens (Martes Americana): Rejection Of The Hypothesis Of Thermal-Cost Minimization, Gary S. Drew, John A. Bissonette

Green Canyon Environmental Research Area, Logan Utah

Despite their temperate to subarctic geographic range, American martens (Martes americana) possess a thermally inefficient morphology. The lack of morphological adaptations for reducing thermal costs suggests that marten may use behavioral strategies to optimize thermal budgets. During the winters of 1989-1990 and 1990-1991, we radio-collared and monitored the diel activity of 7 martens. A log-linear model suggested that the presence or absence of light was the only factor associated with marten activity patterns (p < 0.001). A regression of the percentage of active fixes on ambient temperature failed to detect an association (b = -4.45, p = 0.084, n = 12). Contents of marten seats suggested that their activity was consistent with the prey-vulnerability hypothesis. While martens must balance multiple life requisites, their activity patterns suggest that they accept increased thermal costs in order to increase foraging efficiency. However, the nocturnal activity of martens during winter was also consistent with the hypothesis that they may be able to limit their own exposure to predation risk. The nocturnal habits of Newfoundland martens in the winter were consistent with the hypothesis of avoidance of predation risk.


Stand Conditions And Tree Characteristics Affect Quality Of Longleaf Pine For Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Trees, W. G. Ross, David Kulhavy, Richard N. Conner Jan 1997

Stand Conditions And Tree Characteristics Affect Quality Of Longleaf Pine For Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Trees, W. G. Ross, David Kulhavy, Richard N. Conner

Faculty Publications

We measured resin flow of longleaf (Pirzus palustris Mill.) pines in red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis Vieillot) clusters in the Angelina National Forest in Texas, and the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. Sample trees were categorized as active cavity trees, inactive cavity trees and control trees. Sample trees were further categorized by stand position as either edge or interior trees. Longleaf cavity trees in Texas and Florida had similar resin flow characteristics. Active cavity trees on forest edges had the highest resin flow, whereas active cavity trees in forest interiors had the lowest. Trees experiencing both low and high levels of ...


To Borrow Or Not To Borrow? The Financial Attractiveness Of Borrowing Funds To Apply Herbicides For Hardwood Control In Establishing Loblolly Pine Stands On Cutover Sites In The South, Steven H. Bullard, R. Honea Jan 1997

To Borrow Or Not To Borrow? The Financial Attractiveness Of Borrowing Funds To Apply Herbicides For Hardwood Control In Establishing Loblolly Pine Stands On Cutover Sites In The South, Steven H. Bullard, R. Honea

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Grounds For Argument: Local Understandings, Science, And Global Processes In Special Forest Products Harvesting, Thomas Love, Eric Jones Jan 1997

Grounds For Argument: Local Understandings, Science, And Global Processes In Special Forest Products Harvesting, Thomas Love, Eric Jones

Faculty Publications

In posing the question "Where are the pickers?", Love and Jones suggest that the shifting paradigm in forestry is real and that academia is not leading the shift. Love and Jones illustrate the emergence of special forest products' legitimacy in competing uses of forests with their experience and research in mushroom harvesting in the Pacific Northwest.


Methodology For Integrating Aerial Photography And Landsat Tm Imagery For Inventory Of Forest Land Cover, Chris W. Bennett, Robert C. Weih Jr. Jan 1997

Methodology For Integrating Aerial Photography And Landsat Tm Imagery For Inventory Of Forest Land Cover, Chris W. Bennett, Robert C. Weih Jr.

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Forest cover for 7.25 million acres (2.93 million hectares) in southeastern Georgia was characterized for the years 1988 and 1994 with the intent of assessing the efficacy of remote sensing procedures for broad scale forest inventory. Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper digital satellite scenes of seven spectral bands were obtained for winter and summer of each year and were analyzed two separate 14-band multi-temporal images. Images were geo-referenced to the universal transverse mercator (UTM) coordinate system prior to classification. Spectral classification with the 1SOCLUSTER algorithm produced 250 categories. Color infrared aerial photographs were mapped to the digital imagery and were ...


Effects Of Retained Pine And Hardwood Basal Areas On Percent Cover Of Plants Utilized By Bobwhite Quail, David G. Peitz, Philip A. Tappe, Michael G. Shelton Jan 1997

Effects Of Retained Pine And Hardwood Basal Areas On Percent Cover Of Plants Utilized By Bobwhite Quail, David G. Peitz, Philip A. Tappe, Michael G. Shelton

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Percent cover of seven forage species utilized by bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) was determined before thinning and 2 and 4 years after thinning a 35-year-old loblolly pine-hardwood stand. Combinations of three loblolly pine (15, 18, and 21 m2/ha) and three hardwood (0, 3.5, and 7 m2/ha) basal areas were replicated three times. Percent cover was determined for American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), blackberry (Rubus spp.), tick trefoil (Desmodium spp.), lespedeza (Lespedeza spp.), panic grass (Panicum spp.), yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta), and three-seeded mercury (Acalypha spp.). Percent cover of American beautyberry and blackberry increased with time. Tick trefoil ...


Integrating Gis And Remote Sensing With Ecosystem Research, Suzanne Wiley, Robert C. Weih Jr. Jan 1997

Integrating Gis And Remote Sensing With Ecosystem Research, Suzanne Wiley, Robert C. Weih Jr.

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

In the Phase II Ecosystem Management Research Program in the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests, an interdisciplinary group of scientists are evaluating the effects and trade-offs of partial cutting methods in a replicated stand level study. Information from approximately 2,000 plots is being collected by more than fifty researchers during this five-year project with plans to continue data collection long term. To evaluate the effects of different management strategies and their interactions with forest resources, data must be brought into a common format and made available to all researchers. To this end, a data support system was developed which ...


A Closer Look At Maine's Forest: Mainewatch Institute Conference Explores Sustainable Forestry Practice And Policy, Christopher "Kit" St. John Jan 1997

A Closer Look At Maine's Forest: Mainewatch Institute Conference Explores Sustainable Forestry Practice And Policy, Christopher "Kit" St. John

Maine Policy Review

No abstract provided.