scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Looking for tree information
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 17:06:01 CST
The US Department of Agriculture -- who has under them Renewable Resources
(used to be Soil and Water), Forestry, BLM, and a few other agencies, may
also be able to provide a booklet to help with trees.
Your options are several:
In the "country" find your local USDA agent by looking in the phone book and
ask if theres a publication.
In the "city" see if you can find USDA in the phone book, if not find the
nearest large state university and try the biology/botany people, they often
fill as an office when there is no need for a big Ag office.
If all of that fails, try calling USDA, and try Forestry or Renewable
Resources if you're given a choice, in Washington, D.C., tell the operator
you're from Scouting and you need to talk to their education office. There is
probably someone there who can help you. I know one man who worked there
taught the first conservation course at PTC and he was assisted by a man from
Texas who was at the last Jamboree and has taught that course a couple of
times since that first one.
Just dn't use my name, every time I call its to do a conservation course and
I'm asking for $200 or more in freebies and each time I seem to be met with a
little more skepticism.
Or maybe its me being paranoid (Who was that behind me?). I worry a little
when I ask for too many favors from any one place....