State Foresters joined a broad coalition of forestry partners in urging leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to retain language included in the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) that would codify the EPA’s longstanding Silviculture Rule that looks to state-based Best Management Practices (BMPs) for addressing stormwater runoff associated with forest roads.
This week a forest markets focused magazine, FDM Asia Solid Wood and Panel Technology, published an extensive article written by Florida State Forester Jim Karels and South Carolina State Forester and NASF Forest Markets Chair Gene Kodama.
NASF joined other associations this week in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Scientific Advisory Board on the draft report concerning Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.
The National Association of State Foresters(NASF) handed out nine awards at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, VA in September. Each year NASF members nominate individuals for awards representing different categories that reflect the work they have done to promote, support and strengthen the forestry community nationwide. This year's winners include:
Alongside other leaders of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus, NASF sent letters to House and Senate appropriators recognizing their leadership demonstrated through including in the short-term continuing resolution a provision reimbursing the non-fire funds transferred to pay for fire suppression at the USDA Forest Service and Department of the Interior in fiscal year 2013.
NASF joined a host of partners in the forestry community in sending a letter to USDA Forest Service (USFS) Chief Tom Tidwell recognizing the leadership of the USFS in promoting wood as a green building material.
The letter seeks a renewed commitment from the Agency to wood as a green building material through a partnership between the USFS and WoodWorks to help bring innovative forest products to market.
Each year NASF releases an annual report highlighting the work of the association during the previous year. The report outlines communications, policy, committee work, partners and coalitions and the management of the association.
For more detailed information on the work NASF has done during the past year, you can view documents, letters, reports and more in our online library.
During the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting this week in Hot Springs, Virginia, the NASF Foundation showcased the work done by the 2013 Photography Fellow. The photography fellow, Joel Prince, was sponsored by the Foundation to travel to five states (Virginia, South Carolina, Kansas, Oregon and Maine) to capture images that embody this year's theme "Embrace the Possibilities."
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