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Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative: An Experiment in Collaborative Continuing Education

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The Minnesota Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative was formed to provide a forum for technology transfer between scientists and practitioners and to enhance interdisciplinary interaction. This cooperative model is an ongoing experiment that recognizes the importance of continuing education that brings resource professionals together from a variety of resource disciplines and employer groups. The inherent strengths and efficiencies of the cooperative structure must be supported by careful attention to ongoing challenges, including funding.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; research; technology transfer

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Coordinator Center for Continuing Education, University of Minnesota, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN, 55108-6146, bcoffin@cnr.umn.edu 2: Project Leader Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, University of Minnesota, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN, 55108-6146 3: Associate Dean College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN, 55108-6146

Publication date: September 1, 2001

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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