Welcome Jack Bell to our Staff of Professionals
Jack Bell joins Northwest Management, Inc. as our Environmental Planning Program Manager. Mr. Bell’s education includes a MS in Wildlife Science from the University of Idaho, and a BS in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. As Land Services Director and Natural Resource Manager for the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho, Mr. Bell has been involved with conservation management, NEPA policy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), noxious weed management, and program implementation of water resources, forest management, and wildlife management. We are pleased to add Jack Bell to our staff of professionals.
A Little About the SFI Program
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program’s premise is that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist. SFI program participants practice sustainable forestry on all the lands they manage. They influence millions of additional acres through the training of loggers, foresters and family forest landowners in best management practices and landowner outreach programs. This commitment to sustainable forestry recognizes that all forest landowners play a critical role in ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of our forests. One of the many ways landowners can participate in responsible environmental action is to be aware of rare and endangered species. The Idaho Implementation Committee of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative has produced the 2008 Information Booklet “Idaho’s Species AT Risk”. Websites containing information on species at risk as well as information on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program: www.intforest.org/SFI or www.sfiprogram.org.
Northwest Management, Inc. Features New 2007 Staff
Northwest Management, Inc. has continued to strengthen our natural resource management team of professionals in the past year. Each of these professionals has added their skills to enhance our services to private family forest landowners, industrial private forest landowners and state and federal agencies.
|Eric Femreite, BS Forest Products
University of Idaho
|Kalvin Bailey, BS Forestry-Resource Management
University of Montana
|John Rizza, MS Forestry
University of Tennessee
Sustainable Forestry Tour June 2007
Outstanding Educational Opportunity for Teachers!
Sponsors for this annual event are forest products businesses, individuals and agencies in Idaho and throughtout the nation. Northwest Management, Inc. has sponsored a teacher to attend this event for the past 3 years. Teachers are immersed in the social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainable forestry. They can bring valuable information and concepts into their classrooms. Teachers visit private, state and federal forests; tour a sawmill, plywood mill, paper mill and seedling nursery; visit a fish hatchery and Dworshak Dam, see an active timber harvesting operation, walk in managed forest stands of differing ages and visit an ancient cedar grove. They learn directly from the natural resource professionals who care for our forests, and those who provide products we all use every day.
For more information on the Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers visit the Idaho Forest Products Commission web site www.idahoforests.org
Family Forest Landowner & Manager Conference
Clearwater RC&D and University of Idaho
“Keeping the Family Forest Intact”
March 26-27, 2007
University Inn Best Western
Call for Registration
(208) 882-4960 Ext 102
See You There!!
Congratulations to Patricia Swiger of Davenport, Washington
Winner of Northwest Management, Inc. Outback Steakhouse drawing
from our booth at the Spokane Ag Expo in February 2007