Materials and the Environment: Wood as a global resource
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This is an educational package that features a 15-minute videotape that explains the effects of population growth and consumption on the environment and presents informed perspectives on materials. It includes a Leader's Guide (see below) that provides an overview of the videotape, suggestions for group presentations, and a survey that can be photocopied and given to participants to help them identify their perceptions and misperceptions about materials use. It includes two additional companion publications on forest landscapes and fire ecology.
Content specialist: Jim Bowyer, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota
Technical advisors: Keith Jacobson, Division of Forestry, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Steve Laursen, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota
Product manager: Karen Burke, Educational Development System, Minnesota Extension Service
Writer: Mary Hoff
Designer: Debra Parker
Funding provided by:
- Minnesota Forest Stewardship Program
- Minnesota Extension Services [the Renewable Resources Extension (RREA) program of the Minnesota Extension Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Cooperative States Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)]
- Temperate Forest Foundation
- Forest Products Management Development Institute, Department of Forest Products, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota