The Skyscrapers of the Future will be Made of Wood

by Peter Wilson, The Conversation Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: €œ”We grow trees in British Columbia that are 35 storeys tall, so why do our building codes restrict timber buildings to only five storeys?” Follow up: True, regulations in that part of […]

Industry Research and Promotion Programs Prepare Next Generation of Ag Leaders

From the United States Department of Agriculture blog Posted by Craig A. Morris, AMS Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program Deputy Administrator, on May 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM Brittany Lowery, a student at North Carolina State University, receives her certificate of completion of Swine Science Online, from Dr. Todd See, Dr. Ken Esbenshade and Dr. […]

Social Economic Monitoring Report

Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Eric M. White, Emily Jane Davis, and Cassandra Moseley Excerpt from the ‘Executive Summary’ “The Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Lakeview Stewardship Group were awarded funding under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program in 2012 for the 662,289 acre Lakeview Stewardship Project. The CFLR Program, administered by the U.S. […]

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: Contract writing guides and information sources now on our website!

Please check out these helpful guides on finding and writing contracts for government projects. We will also continue to compile resources for local contractors  under ‘For Contractors’ on this page on our website! ACA Doing Business with the Fed Govt Contracting with Public Land Agencies PP GCAP Briefing April 2015

Tall Mass Timber Buildings and Climate Change

The following is an excerpt from the 2012 report, “THE CASE FOR Tall Wood BUILDINGS.” A feasibility study from the Canadian Wood Council illustrates how massive timber products and systems can provide viable and sustainable alternatives for the construction of 10 to 30-story buildings. Canadian Wood Council As our understanding of anthropogenic climate change evolves we […]

Find Out How Many Solar Jobs Were Created in Your State

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The Solar Foundation held a briefing on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census. The Census found that the solar industry added 31,000 jobs last year, accounting for 1.3 percent of all new U.S. jobs, and representing a growth rate almost 20 times greater than the national average. […]

Oregon’s Ten Year Energy Plan

The State of Oregon has adopted a ten year plan for energy. The plan strongly supports renewable energy. The support is good and will buffer against the claims that will be made this presidential election year that all our the natural gas and oil needs could be met by the mid-western states. While it’s important […]