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  • Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    s forests to assure long term forest health productivity and sustainability With a membership of 30 organizations MoFRAC serves as a sounding board or in an advisory capacity to agencies and organizations regarding planning operations programs policies or legislation affecting forestry supports meetings workshops field days and conferences to promote the importance of Missouri s forests and awareness of forestry issues supports science based research and surveys to gather information

    Original URL path: http://www.mofrac.org/ (2016-02-10)
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  • About Us - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    forest management has been a primary concern of the Council since its inception With a membership of 30 organizations MoFRAC serves as a sounding board or in an advisory capacity to agencies and organizations regarding planning operations programs policies or legislation affecting forestry supports meetings workshops field days and conferences to promote the importance of Missouri s forests and awareness of forestry issues supports science based research and sur veys

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  • Meetings - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    Agenda and Draft Minutes June 3 2015 Agenda and Draft Minutes March 11 2015 Agenda and Draft Minutes Selling Timber on Weight presentation by Jason Green Pioneer Forest 2014 December 3 2014 Cancelled September 3 2014 June 4 2014 Agenda Jane Fitzgerald Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Prescribed Fire Discussion March 5 2014 Lisa Potter MDC presentation on The Agriculture Act of 2014 Farm Bill Marvin Brown presented on the Sustainable

    Original URL path: http://www.mofrac.org/about-us/meeting-minutes (2016-02-10)
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  • Member Organizations - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    Chapter Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Walnut Council Missouri Community Forestry Council Missouri Consulting Foresters Association Missouri Farm Bureau Missouri Forest Products Association Missouri Landscape Nursery Association Missouri Nut Growers Association Missouri Society of American Foresters Missouri Tree Farm Committee National Wild Turkey Federation Pioneer Forest LLC Quail Upland Wildlife Federation The Nature Conservancy S tate Agencies and Institutions Missouri Center for Agroforestry Missouri Department of Agriculture Missouri Department of Conservation

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  • MoFRAC By-Laws - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    of Economic Development University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry Walnut Council and Other Fine Hardwoods Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts National Wild Turkey Federation Ruffed Grouse Society USDA APHIS PPQ Missouri Landscape Nursery Association Council membership may be expanded to additional entities Such entities shall submit a formal request for membership to the Council Votes for acceptance of new entities into Council membership shall be held at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Council and the vote shall be included as an agenda item A vote for acceptance by a 2 3 majority of a quorum at the meeting shall determine new member entities D Council Member Attendance and Conduct Council members officers and affiliates have a duty to attend meetings and to act in good faith and with complete accuracy candor truthfulness and disclosure in all formal or informal discussions communications or related actions towards members officers or agents of the Council Excessive absence or unprofessional conduct of an individual member or an affiliated member entity shall be reported to the chair The chair shall appoint a committee to review the absences or alleged inappropriate actions and make recommendations to the Council related to that member s continued participation on the Council A 2 3 majority vote of a quorum of members is required to remove a member or affiliated member entity from the Council E Council Meetings Frequency and Location The Council shall meet upon the call of the chair as agreed by the Executive Committee or as requested by a majority of Council members The chair shall determine the location and specific times for Council meetings Meetings shall be held at least semi annually Meetings may be held at locations throughout the state Conference calls or video conference meetings will be allowed only if a record of the meeting is documented and made available to the public on the website or by written request Face to face phone electronic or written communications between individual Council members outside of meetings or official functions will not be subject to documentation recording or public accessibility requirements Notices Notices of all planned meetings of the Council shall be conspicuously posted in the offices of Council members and on the Internet at least 10 calendar days prior to a planned meeting Meetings of committees task forces working groups or other entities will not be subject to these public accessibility requirements however public accessibility is strongly encouraged whenever possible The Council by simple majority vote may require certain meetings workings or actions of committees or other entities to be open and accessible to the public If the Council designates such committee or other entity meetings to be open to the public the designated meetings shall follow the same requirements for public notice and accessibility as the Council meetings as outlined in Section E of these By Laws Agendas The Chair shall establish the agenda for Council meetings The chair shall provide an opportunity to obtain Council member input at each

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  • Forest Management - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    funding for ecological restoration projects on National Forest System lands A description of this program and the Pine Oak Woodlands restoration project in Mark Twain National Forest are available at the following links USFS CFLRP website Mark Twain National Forest project page Green Horizons Newsletter Green Horizons is published quarterly by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry and the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources http agebb missouri edu agforest Small Missouri Forests and Carbon Trading This report s objective was to identify the barriers to enrollment of Missouri s managed small 200 ac family forests in the CCX s carbon offset program and to develop a plan of action to minimize those barriers MoCarb White Paper 2 6 pdf Age and Mortality in Missouri s Woods The associations of increasing mortality with time stand age and stocking that are presumed in the MFPA presentation below are generally not qualititatively substantiated by fuller analyses performed by Dr Peter Becker Eastern Ozarks Forestry Council This does not diminish the need for improved forest management and harvest practices in Missouri but it does indicate that more harvesting per se is unlikely to solve our problems MO grow harv mort 1

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  • Renewable Energy - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    and tourism Woody Biomass Events For more information visit these pages about the 2012 biomass conference and the 2012 workshop at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference 2010 Biomass Conference 2012 Biomass Workshop Potential Overlapping Woodsheds for Proposed and Developing Power Plants January 2012 For information on this assessment contact Hank Dorst Contact Us Much of this information is somewhat speculative due to the nature of the development process but serves to illustrate the potential for supply conflicts and pressure on the forest resource Proposals come and go For example a proposal for Salem was rejected by the city in 2010 and the city utilities of Springfield in 2009 indicated an interest in co firing with wood after a test burn but has not pursued development Of necessity this map will change over time and should not be viewed as an official document rather as a tool to keep apprised of proposals as they come to public attention Location Status as of January 2012 and Projected Needs University of Missouri Columbia Boiler under construction for Combined Heat and Power plant Also co firing other coal boilers with woody biomass Will need 120 000 165 000 tons Perryville Liberty Green Renewables proposed 32 mw power plant Will need 350 000 400 000 tons Bixby Viburnum Viburnum area group in talks with Doe Run mining company and plant builder ProEnergy Potential size likely the same 20 mw 300 000 ton proposal as ProEnergy s failed Salem Mo proposal which was rejected by city aldermen Ellington Ameren feasibility study indicates potential 12 5 mw power plant approximately 175 000 tons Fort Leonard Wood Army base issued a call for proposals in 2010 In lieu of an officially proposed project the fort being a federal installation in a time of momentum to develop energy alternatives

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  • National Assessments of Woody Biomass - Missouri Forest Resources Advisory Council
    Roadmap In 2010 and 2011 the 25 25 Alliance and the Federal Interagency Woody Biomass Working Group convened a Wood to Energy Workgroup consisting of representatives from landowner groups professional forestry organizations environmental organizations traditional forest industries emerging renewable energy industries and academia Together they explored four topics vital to the future of biomass energy in America wood demand and supply sustainability of forest resources carbon and climate change and related policies This paper summarizes the key findings and recommendations for each forum topic U S Billion Ton Update Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy andBioproducts Industry This follow up report generally referred to as the 2011 BT2 expands on the 2005 Billion Ton Study for the contiguous United States to include i a spatial county by county inventory of potentially available primary feedstocks ii price and available quantities e g supply curves for the individual feedstocks and iii a more rigorous treatment and modeling of resource sustainability Provisional Standard for Sustainable Production of Agricultural Biomass The Council on Sustainable Biomass Production CSBP is a multi stakeholder organization established in 2007 to develop comprehensive voluntary sustainability standards for the production of biomass and its conversion to bioenergy CSBP intends for its Standard to serve as the foundation for an independent third party certification program which will set the emerging bioenergy industry on a course of continuous improvement Feedstocks included are dedicated fuel crops crop residues and native vegetation Revised Assesment of Biomass Harvesting and RetentionGuidelines The Forest Guild s Guidelines were designed to enhance existing Best Management Practices or new state based biomass harvesting guidelines that may in some cases leave managers and policy makers looking for more detailed recommendations Natural Resources Defense Council Forests Not Fuel Just like coal when trees are burned in power plants the carbon they have

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