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Congratulations to UMass Students!

2016 Quiz Bowl Champs

Through a fun-filled evening of pizza, questions and answers, students from The University of Massachusetts were able to edge out the competition by defeating the University of Vermont and become the 2016 Quiz Bowl Champs! Eric Brown, Collin Oliver, Monika Sowinska, and Kevin Surdam represented the University of Massachusetts.


View the June 2016 News Quarterly 

Science Theme: Research on fire ecology and management in northeastern forests

Policy Theme: The Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge

Guest Columns Featuring:

♦ The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange: Informing Fire Management in Northeastern Forests

♦ Yale Myers Forest Destructive Building Fire

♦ Maine Masts for a Legendary Ship: USS Constitution


Submission of articles or possible topics is encouraged as well! View the Submission Guidelines to get more information on format and deadlines.

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GIS / Forest Inventory and Planning Forester
Location: Amherst, MA
Date(s): May 31, 2016
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Forester II
Location: Belchertown, MA
Date(s): June 3, 2016- until filled
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Timber Income Tax Refresher for Foresters

June 30th at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, NH

This one-day workshop will help foresters, tax professionals and landowners understand the current laws and rules on federal timber income and estate taxes. Topics will include:

income taxation
establishment of basis accounts
deduction versus capitalization of expenditures
timber sales and calculation of gain on the sales
cost-share payments and other timber-related income and record-keeping requirements.
Also, an introduction to the Timber Basis Decision Model with a brief outdoor activity.
Cost of $45 includes lunch!
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