Farm Bill

NASF 2018 Farm Bill Platform

Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:

  • Enhancement of public and private forest management;

  • Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;

  • Protection of forests from threats;

  • Expanded and diversified forest markets;

  • A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.

Download the full platform below.

Financial Compensation Available for Colorado Landowners

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or U.S. Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.