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Abdollahi appointed to national forestry advisory board

8/19/2013

 

Southern University Professor Dr. Kamran Abdollahi has been appointed to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC).

Abdollahi is program leader in Urban Forestry on the Baton Rouge campus. The appointment is for two years.

As a NUCFAC member, Abdollahi will work with a 15-member group charged with advising the U.S. secretary of agriculture on the status of the nation's urban and community forests and related resources. The Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources.

The Council will also help develop a national urban and community forestry action plan, evaluate the implementation of the plan, develop criteria and make recommendations annually on the Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share program to the secretary of agriculture.