National Network of Forest Practitioners   


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Date: Thurs, Apr 10 2008 4:34 am


NNFP is currently undergoing a revitalization. For years it was
headquartered out of Providence, RI but there is now a new leadership working out of
southeastern OH. I am not a member of NNFP (it was started by the same people
that started the Forest Guild) but I have worked with many of the people who
run the org and I have sponsored a woodlot tour when they had their national
meeting in Ohio a few years ago.

I would encourage you to check out the website _www.nnfp.org_
( )

NNFP has a lot of involvement with nontimber forest products and many facets
of economic development. In the past there has been a lot of cross
pollination with IFCAE the Institute For Culture And Ecology which is based in Oregon
website _www.ifcae.org_ (

IFCAE is very much involved with many aspects of workers rights, native
culture and forest based businesses, especially non timber forest products. A
few years ago two of the founders of IFCAE made a road trip across the country
interviewing growers and harvesters of nontimber commodities with the result
the first textbook ever published on incorporating NTFP management into a
forest management program.

Historically, NNFP has had a large proportion of its membership that are
women. I do not know if that has changed recently.

I hope this helps.

It is funny that you would ask a question about NNFP because I burned the
midnight oil earlier this week composing a letter of support for a grant
proposal they are submitting to USDA.