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As an independent, nonpartisan policy research organization with access to scholars and natural resource practitioners through the conservation community, the Pinchot Institute is well suited to serve as an incubator for innovation in the protection and sustainable management of forests, and as a catalyst for change in the policies and institutions that actually determine how the nation's forests are managed.
Forest Land Conservation in the 21st Century: A Symposium on the Weeks Act Centennial
In June 2011 the Pinchot Institute convened a diverse group of individuals from the public and private sectors to identify opportunities to build upon the historic forest conservation successes achieved under the Weeks Act of 1911. 
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Stewardship Contracting: A Powerful Tool
Stewardship Contracting is a valuable ecosystem management tool for national public lands. This type of land management contracting is being used to by the USDA Forest Service and USDOI Bureau of Land Management to address concerns about forest health issues while working to also meet the needs and expectations of rural, forest-based communities, and other constituencies concerned with the management of federal forests. Since 2004, the Pinchot Institute has worked to monitor the roles played by local communities and other segments of the public interested in stewardship contracting.
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Conserving Chesapeake Forests
Forests play a critical role in protecting the health of the Bay. In response to a report published discussing the state of Chesapeake's Forest, the Pinchot Institute is working to develop policies that will conserve the forests of the Bay watershed.
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Conservation Leadership and Executive Development
In an effort to ensure forest conservation for the next generation, the Pinchot Institute conducts seminars and short courses designed specifically for emerging leaders in natural resource management organizations.
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