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Announcements 2002

The Central and Southern Rockies burn as the drought continues in the southwest. Typically this region receives precipitation in June and hopefully it is just a month late and will come in July. If not, the fires may continue until the fall. The south half of Wyoming is starting to see some fire as well as Utah. The Northern Rockies received more moisture and the region is quiet.

Defensible Space Grants

Defensible Space Cost Share grant monies are available to landowners that wish to have a Plan or Fuel Treatment conducted on their property. Give these individuals a call for more information on how to better protect your home from wildfire.

Contact: FireSafe Spokane;
Spokane, Washington
Bill Wilburn (509) 238-9589

Contact: TriCounty Working Group;
Helena, MT
Pat McKelvey (406) 447-8225

Contact: FireSmart Kootenai County: Idaho
Larry Issenberg (208) 661-5457

Contact: WA State Stewardship
Cliff Thresher (509) 684-7474

Contact: Teton County MT
Dick Van Auken (406) 466-5561

Idaho Landowners
Multi-Resource Stewardship cost share funding will be available starting March 2, 2002. Under the forest stewardship program, cost share will be available for Stewardship Plans, site preparation, planting or seeding, prescribed burning, pruning, thinning, and many other activities. To find out more information contact Tom at Northwest Management, Inc. in Coeur d’Alene (208) 676-0273 or Vaiden in Moscow (208) 883-4488.

Greg Bassler is the 2002 Inland Empire SAF Field Forester of the Year. Greg is an owner of NMI and the timber sale program manager. Greg has provided excellent professional natural resource services to NIPF, industry, state, tribal and federal agencies. Greg has been a NMI team member for 17 years. Congratulations Greg!

NMI welcomes William E. Schlosser, Ph.D. to our team of professionals!

Dr. Schlosser is a Natural Resources Economist with eighteen years of natural resources experience in the Pacific Northwest and internationally dealing with regional resource planning issues, wildland fire control, geographical information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and related natural resource topics. Dr. Schlosser holds four degrees in natural resources fields (Associates in Geology, Bachelors in Forest and Range Management, Masters in Natural Resource Economics, and a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Regional Planning). Dr. Schlosser has developed a national and international reputation managing teams of resource management professionals as Project Leader and specialist on projects for government agencies, private companies, and international organizations. He has taught undergraduate classes in forestry and natural resources at Washington State University (GIS/GPS, Forestry Finance, Wood and Wood Products, and others), and has held the title of Extension Forester with both the University of Idaho (Clearwater County) and Michigan State University (Upper Peninsula).

Dr. Schlosser is a technical expert in GIS processing for natural resources projects. In addition to being an ESRI certified GIS instructor, he has completed GIS development and analysis projects for a variety of clients in the US and abroad.

Upcoming Workshops/Exhibits

Spokane Ag Expo January 14-16, 2003

Foresters Forum February 13-14, 2003, Sponsored by Northwest Management, Inc and Intermountain Forest Association

NIPF Conference, March 24-25, 2003 Moscow, ID Forest Management: Challenges for Private Timber in the Interior West

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