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Therefore, in this study, we generated a novel virus model for evaluating individual reactivation events following cART interruption to better understand key aspects of reservoir biology in vivo. Next-generation sequencing was used to evaluate the number of genetic variants in the stock and in plasma before and after treatment. In the viral stock, individual barcodes, or clonotypes, were identified. During acute infection, an average of barcodes were identified in each of the 10 animals.
Between 87 and distinct clonotypes were detected in plasma at peak rebound viraemia in animals from study 1 and between 4 and 7 clonotypes in animals from study 2.
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Because the growth rate of each clonotype is equivalent once the virus reaches systemic infection, the measured relative proportions of each clonotype at rebound reflect the time between when each clonotype achieved systemic infection. The viral growth rate and the relative abundance of each clonotype in plasma during acute recrudescence were used to estimate a reactivation rate of We conclude that identifying rebounding clonotypes may be used as a direct measurement of the latent reservoir that can successfully contribute to rebound viraemia.
Furthermore, the results confirm that the size of the post-cART recrudescence-competent viral reservoir is influenced by the timing of cART initiation and duration of treatment, enabling manipulation of these parameters to establish reservoirs of desired size for specific experimental purposes.
HIV-infected cells can undergo clonal expansion, and specific clones may be highly expanded. Mechanisms by which clones emerge and persist over time are uncertain. Progressive appearance of deleted proviruses is detectable in most but not all patients undergoing ART. We shall continue this technical assistance to clients with pruning needs for all types of trees. Due to a number of reasons, all of the procedures necessary to apply for this program have not been completed.
However, there has been much positive movement that may lead to the installation of the program in The Forest Stewardship Council has active members from all of the environmental agencies in the Territory.
We hope that in next years PMAS reports you will read about how American Samoa has successfully acquired this program. The poulation of Tuitila and Manu'a is approximately 65, occupying 76 square miles.
One of the successful activities conducted by Le Tausagi members was the training of 35 teachers at Manulele Elementary School using Project Wet. Before conducting the training for the teachers, Le Tausagi members had been trained by local and regional facilitators of Project Wet. The impact of this training has been reflected by the improvement of teachers in adopting parts of Project Wet curriculum into local school activities.
Due to this positive collaboration, last year the Forestry Program took on the project of revitalizing and revegetating Blunts Point Battery, a local landmark. The four six-inch naval guns defending the entrance to Pago Pago Bay on the island of Tuitila remain as mute reminders of a time almost 60 years ago when American Samoa briefly stood on the front lines in America's war with Japan" Enright Currently the UCF Program is funding an internship for the this project.
This map will be used on a poster depicting what the site originally looked like and what it looks like now. In addition, we have cleared all invasive species, reparied cement steps, planted native species, posted interpretive trail signs describing the historical materials and the natural environment. We are currently in the process of contacting the US Navy in search of historical photos and mapsof the site. We hope to have this site completed for local and international visitors by late February He described how the Blunts Point Battery intimidated a Japanese submaine into misfiring and hitting the only Japanese owned store in the Territory.
In a unique arrangement, the land within the Centennial Forest continues to generate revenues for Trust beneficiaries. Trust Land activities on the Centennial Forest are the result of abundant collaboration with other entities, projects and activities, with 6, hours of volunteer work having been donated this year. The NAUCF continues to break new ground in the application of community forestry while meeting both the Land Department's revenue generating mission and the University's research and education mission.
Partnership efforts are addressing ecosystem needs on multiple ownerships, including federal, state, municipal and private. An analysis of market obstacles and opportunities that was commissioned by the Partnership was recently completed by Mater Engineering.
Results of that study are now being communicated to interested and affected parties to build a foundation for efforts to improve the economics of restoration in southwest ponderosa pine. Treatment is in progress on acres of private land in the Sherwood Forest area. This cooperative effort is using an inmate fire crew to thin and remove material from private land for risk reduction.
Resultant fuels are being disposed of with an air curtain destructor which is owned and operated by Coconino County. The project area is part of the Northern Arizona University Centennial Forest, and the University has a high level of interest in the cultural resources as well as the natural resources.
Recently, the Coconino Natural Resource Conservation District has approached the Land Department about implementing a wetlands enhancement plan that was developed by the Soil Conservation Service some 20 years ago. Simultaneously, the Coconino Open Space Alliance COSA is petitioning to have the area preserved and protected through the Arizona Preserve Initiative, a program which provides for the purchase or lease of State Trust Lands where conservation is deemed the highest and best use.
The project will conduct forest restoration activities, selective tree thinning and application of prescribed fire to restore the pine forest on this important parcel to a more natural and healthy condition from what presently exists. This project is unique because it combines all forestry disciplines to assist in managing the community forests in the urban interface areas of Arizona.
The project provides job experience and career opportunities, provides wood products to local individuals and businesses and is an example to others on the outcomes achieved through joint methodology in natural resource management. Congessional District Number 6 Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona, Tucson Arizona The Graywater-Water Harvesting Workshops were created to provide the public with practical information for the construction of simple graywater and water harvesting systems.
One component of the workshops introduced attendees to the benefits of trees appropriately paced around their homes, the advantages of using the harvested water for irrigation and how much money can be saved by properly6 placing trees and utilizing alternative water sources.
The free workshops were offered to residents of Pima County and 96 people attended. The evaluation sheets showed that everyone came away with an understanding of what water harvesting is and most planned to try it in form or another. These communities were honored for there committment to community forestry.
Purpose of the program is to prepare students to take the ISA certified arborist exam. Each student is given 64 hours of classroom instruction in basic and advanced arboriculture.
In there were 24 Certified Arborists in the State of Arizona. Today there are Certified arborists. This is a direct result of the Urban and Community Forestry's influence in the State.
In the classes were expanded to include Phoenix, Yuma, Showlow and Tucson. The "Inside, Outside, Hotside of Trees" conference is a day long workshop open to tree care workers to teach them to recognize and respect electrical conductors. The attendees are presented with information on how to work safely around electrical lines. All of our programs and educational seminars etc. These partners are from academics, utilities, municipal, state and federal, private, horticulural and the program could not be delivered without them.
Participation in the Four Corners Sustainable Forests Partnership and in the Northern Arizona Sustainable Forests Partnership by our State Forestry Program Staff is enhancing the opportunity for grants, loans, technology transfer and information transfer to small business entrepeneurs and other entities throughout northern Arizona.
This provides much-needed assistance in trying to create solutions for the lack of solid markets for small-diameter ponderosa pine. Land Department efforts through the Grand Canyon Forest Partnership are finding a use for otherwise nonmerchantable wood from risk reduction and restoration thinnings.
Wood is being cut to length, stacked, and then made available for free pickup by the public for use as firewood. In this way, utilization is improved for an estimated Mcf of wood that would otherwise be burned in slash piles. Landowners interested in doing stream rehabilitation work on their own property are assisted with applying for funding. Over landowners have been contacted through this program to date. Based out of Merritt College and sponsored by the Alameda County Resource Conservation District, the goal of this program is to increase public participation in fuels management projects in the Oakland Hills.
Classes and workshops have been held on fire ecology, firesafe landscaping and building, and watercourse assessment, monitoring and restoration; these included a workshop held as part of the recent observance of the ten-year anniversary of the Oakland Hills fire. Future plans include conducting a conference next March, and establishing a Watershed Center at Merritt. Forest Stewardship contract with the Sotoyome RCD funded hiring of a half-time coordinator, mailings of minutes of monthly meetings, holding four workshops on topics such as road and stream assessmentand developing a mailing list and quarterly newsletter sent to all residents of watershed.
Department of Fish and Game for a study of the estuary, establishing a volunteer monitoring program, surveying and repairing roads, and hiring a hydrologist to write a watershed-wide management plan. Forest Stewardship contract with the Colusa County RCD funded design and implementation of a fuels management project that used manual thin and release and controlled burning to establish shaded fuel breaks along a key access road.
Work was done in cooperation with the Mendocino National Forest, the major landowner in the watershed. The fuel breaks will be expanded on privately owned parcels through CFIP funding. The mixed use of their acre property includes a Christmas tree farm, commercial forestry, fuels management, wildlife habitat, and heavy recreational and outdoor educational use.
The property includes about a mile of frontage on a stream providing important habitat for coho salmon and steelhead. California greatly expanded its Forest Legacy Website. The application form is in Word format with expandable fields that has been very easy for landowners to use. Although some glitches were noted, this endeavor has provided the FLP coordinator with more consistent and legible applications that allow the committee an easier review.
The electronic application has made it much easier for landowners to work on their applications, make updates and submit drafts. Subdivisions and vineyards surround this property, which is near Talmage in the Ukiah Valley.
It is a critical to the scenic viewshed in the area. The cover type is primarily oak woodland comprised of blue oak, interior live oak, valley oak, black oak, madrone and other hardwoods. The property is a haven for wildlife.
Pileated woodpeckers, trout, mountain lion, bear and screech owls are a few of the animals that reside in the habitat provided by the Twining Ranch. The Twining family has owned the property since Although much of the property has been grazed for cattle production they have devoted themselves to restoration of their creeks and re-introduction of native grasses. The acre property in Mendocino County is approximately 3 miles north of the town of Boonville.
It includes portions of both the Con and Indian Creek watersheds. Protection of the riparian areas in these watersheds is important in minimizing erosion and protecting salmon spawning habitat downstream in the Navarro River. Mid-seral Douglas fir dominates the forest type with oak woodlands and grasslands interspersed.
The property contains potential habitat for the federally listed northern spotted owl. There have been northern spotted owls nesting on the property in the recent pasts.
The property was threatened both by housing development and conversion to vineyards. This area has long been recognized as one of the finest regions in the world for wine production. Its mild climate, beautiful rural settings with rolling hills and its fairly central location within California makes this area especially attractive to upscale residential development.
These two forces combine to raise land values substantially and increase economic pressure to convert these beautiful conifer-hardwood forests to other uses. The donation of this easement by the Addison family will help ensure the beauty and the ecological viability of this area. The Cambria Land San Luis Obispo County Monterey pine forests along the California coast are being threatened with extinction by pine pitch canker and associated pests.
To reduce the loss of pines in Cambria and surrounding areas, Greenspace used funding from this grant program to launch a public education program. Its approach was two-fold: A total of 12, brochures were printed; of those 4, were distributed through direct mail, and the balance was inserted in the Central Coast Sun Bulletin, a widely read newspaper in the San Luis Obispo County coastal region.
The workshop, held in Maypresented up-to-date information on the history of pitch canker in California, pathogen biology and disease management, the search for resistance to pitch canker, and greenwaste issues. Several county park officials attended as well. The group was founded in by an eight-year-old Brownie and her friends who wanted to plant trees in their hometown of El Segundo. The group initiated a local curb-side recycling program, opened a youth leadership center, and partnered with another youth-led organization in promoting the national One In A Million campaign to inspire a million kids to plant a million trees by the millennium.
Twenty-eight youth participated in the program contributing over 1, community service hours. After completing their own volunteer; three others referred friends to the enter a place to serve their court-ordered community hours; and several requested to serve a second community service assignment with Tree Musketeers. Oak woodlands eventually gave way to agriculture, ranching, and development. Between and, in an area now designated as Malibu Creek State Park, the Mountains Restoration Trust planted 2, oaks and other native trees following the precepts of restoration ecology.
Grant funds from this program were used to create a tree-care handbook for volunteer crew leaders whose efforts were focused specifically on oak restoration. The manual discusses the deterrents to natural revegatation in Malibu Creek State Park and techniques to overcome them; problems associated with replanting of sites; biological, mechanical, and chemical control of weeds and pests; tree shield maintenance; and methods of watering.
Over 5, hours of volunteers time were donated to this oak restoration project. The group is firmly committed to ongoing stewardship to insure the long-term survival of these trees. These youth were trained and worked under the supervision of experienced crew leaders to water, mulch, remove stakes and ties, and prune young trees.
Throughout the summer months some urban street trees and trees growing in the greenbelt along the Los Angeles River received care.
Twenty-nine replacement trees were planted along city streets, 11 with funding from this grant; additional tree were purchased with matching funds. Vandalism has been a problem in some areas of urban Los Angeles; on one street alone 18 trees were found broken. The incident rallied neighborhood residents who responded by wrapping broken branches with tape and providing more frequent watering.
As a result only seven trees needed to be replaced on the street. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - This program is on its second year of implementation and is still in its developmental phase.
The intent of these incentives is to encourage farmers and private landowners to diversify their tree species within their private land. One hundred five private landowners were assisted with technical and plant materials. Five of these received a forest stewardship plan and is now in the process of finalization. Reforestation projects were conducted throughout the funding period.
The forestry staff established plants which serves multiple uses: Such planting serves as an enhancement of wildlife habitats, human consumption, and soil stabilization. The CNMI Forestry Nursery continues to upgrade their nursery facility to accommodate the growing demands of plants for various forestry projects. For hardening new plants, additional spaces were utilized concrete structures were erected as planting beds, which are sheltered by shade clothes and solid plastic to filter excess heat and sunlight.
Steel pipes welded together reinforced these structures. Local staff, volunteers, and forestry staff labored throughout the completion of these projects. These projects increase awareness in the care of natural resources, island beautification, and partnership between private and government agencies The Department of Lands and Natural Resources continue to give full support towards the program's goals and objectives; through every planting activity, the department and its divisions assist by providing manpower, tools and equipment to aid in the success of each planting project.
They also assisted with mowing services: They were trained in nursery work, propagating methods, proper tree pruning, and team leadership. They also participated in the Laderan Tangke Trail Maintenance, planting shade and fruit trees within the Marpi Forest. The celebration was officially opened after Governor Tenorio signed the proclamation on September 27, and planted a Pink Tacoma Tabebuia roseo-alba outside the administration building.
These donations were used for roadside and school ground beautification. Guerrero made trips throughout the schools on Saipan, providing technical assistance on beautification and tree care. These forms not only provide allowable time for planning but also serve as a record of the programs assistance prior to any planting projects.
The use of these forms continued to be use as a tool for planning and preparation for future planting activities. Colorado - From to present the Woodmoor Improvement Association WIA in Monument, Colorado has directly controlled its Mountain Pine Beetle problem and addressed dwarf mistletoe infestation in the subdivision.
After the development of their Forest Stewardship Plan in they began an aggressive attack on noxious weeds. Inwith National Fire Plan grant funds, WIA completed fire mitigation work on individual homesites and two common areas. The association even has a forestry committee, and under the guidance of the Colorado State Forest Service, private landowners are trained in areas of forest management including insect and disease and fire mitigation measures.
WIA has been recognized in for their outstanding forest stewardship accomplishments. Congressional District 5 Steve and Rita Evanoika have been good forest stewards even before their stewardship plan was written in They have owned their acre Elbert county property for 37 years and have been actively involved in conservation activities on their land as well as promoting the importance of planting trees.
The Evanoikas have shown exemplary dedication and perseverance in the implementation of their management plan. With the assistance of the Stewardship Incentives Program they have planted nine windbreaks, each averaging 1.
They perform regular maintenance on the plantings, including weed control, insect and disease protection, and replacing dead trees. He assisted with many living snow fence projects in Lincoln and Elbert counties, and has donated the services of his tree planting business in area planting activities. The Evanoikas plant trees on their property, with or without cost-share money.
They are active stewards on a daily basis, not only on their property, but dedicated to educating and assisting others in good land management practices.
Since the completion of her plan she has accomplished 3 patch-cuts on her property for mistletoe removal. She has also applied fuels reduction work around her new homesite. This notebook is presently being reviewed and modified with Colorado Cooperative Extension and Colorado State University. Congressional District 2 George and Lou Crouse have a long history of managing their forest property for a variety of uses. A primary objective is to maintain tree health and vigor while reducing risks associated with insects, disease and wildfire.
Direct control of beetle-infested trees is an ongoing as needed activity. Tree thinning and pruning practices adjacent to the home and buildings have been done for fire hazard reduction. George and Lou are great representatives for the Tree Farm Program and have held tours on their property promoting the benefits of good forests management. They are respected in their community and well known as good land stewards.
He presented a status report on the Colorado Forest Legacy program and reviewed the Assessment of Need process and progress. Participants in the session included members of several local Colorado land trusts with great interest in Forest Legacy in Colorado.Grady Shiflet @ 2011 Cross Country KY State Meet
Colorado land protection leadership has welcomed the Forest Legacy Program and is excited about working together to protect private forest land. The Colorado Tree Coalition CTC is the statewide group created to promote the preservation, renewing, and enhancement of community forests throughout Colorado. The Coalition went through a strategic planning session which addressed the needs of not only the Coalition but community forestry through out the state for the next 5 year.
The Coalition is helping fill many community forestry needs. The CTC was able to complete a brochure to help promote membership and partnerships in its many program.
Partnership involvement with the Coalition is increasing mainly within its grants program. Allowing more communities throughout the state to receive dollars for trees planting and tree related events. The Western Community Forestry conference was held for the 12th year in a row. This conference is well attended by west slope community leaders.
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There is renewed interested in revitalizing the Eastern Community Forestry conference, mainly from the north and NE chapters of the CTC and the respective district foresters. Because of additional funding more community forestry grant were available. These grants not only helped to raise awareness and about the value and benefits of trees but resulted in several thousand additional trees being planted. The PR event was well attended and received some great publicity.
Steps are being taken to make this relevant and significant to participating communities. Program has been heavily involved with looking at ways to utilize wood small diameter trees from fuel hazard reduction work.
This addresses issues related to fire mitigation on public and private lands, including public safety. Utilizing wood removed to improve forest health is also an issue. We are working to utilize wood in a variety of ways. Products include solid wood products such as mine timbers and landscape timbersanimal bedding, fuel cement kilns and electric power generationand wood chips for composting. Development of a wood utilization and marketing extension effort at CSU. Chris Jennings was hired to serve as an extension specialist for the state outside of the Four Corners Region.
Congressional District 3 Wood was treated using solutions of copper sulfate and sodium fluoride the double-diffusion method and placed in service.
Several mills in the Four Corners Region have expressed an interest in the treatment method. Congressional District 3,5,2,4 Sawmill study at Delta Timber Company was successfully completed and identified several ways to improve plant efficiency.
The owner is currently looking at possibilities for implementing improvements based on findings. Congressional District 3 Utilizing wood chips at the Canon City municipal power plant to generate electricity. The topic of the first field meeting was on Forest Stewardship planning, and the second on planning and implementing a timber harvest. This project should be completed by December 31, A group application for the protection of acres of forestland within the Natchaug River Watershed was submitted for Forest Legacy funding.
District 2 Connecticut was chosen as one of three pilot states to work with Lisa Burban on a model project, "Engaging Disengaged Audiences".
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Tree inventory projects in Milford and Stratford were chosen to test the model. District 3 A "Tree Worker" training course was held for 22 town workers and citizen volunteers in the Town of Southbury. All districts A natural resources management plan was written for the watersheds of the north and south brances of the Park River watershed in Hartford. District 1 District of Columbia - The District of Columbia has been in a period of transition during fiscal year The Urban Forestry Council of DC made use of federal funds by providing a grant program to neighborhoods.
The success stories below reflect their efforts. The Urban Forest Council of Washington DC has to date in Fiscal awarded six grants for neighborhood greening projects, established a tool bank, participated in a partnership managing a regional grow out station, and provided teaching resources for public school education in urban ecology. Trees in the Urban Ecosystem.
The Greenstreets Initiative has been providing elementary school teaching resources in urban ecology with Urban Forest Council of DC aid. The resources have included materials and books, field trips and environmental testing materials.