Forest Inventory and Analysis

FY 2017 Appropriations: NASF Delivers Coalition Letters

The National Association of State Foresters provided coalition letters in support of fiscal year 2017 appropriations levels for priority USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) programs. 

State and private forests make up more than two thirds of our nation’s forests and provide a host of public benefits including jobs, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and forest products.

Read NASF's FY 2017 Appropriations Recommendation Letters:

Patterns of Invasive Species: Clues to Stop the Spread

Scientists are still trying to understand what drives the relentless spread of invasive species in the United States.

Invasions are often assessed by measuring species richness, or the number of non-native species known to grow in a certain area. However, other measurements of plant invasions could offer more insights.

“We can make stronger inferences about invasions when we account for multiple invasion measures, as well as the diversity of ecosystems across large geographic areas,” says U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientist Christopher Oswalt.

NASF to Congress: Adequately Fund the Critical Forest Inventory and Analysis Program

The USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program is the nation’s forest census. As one of its priority programs, NASF has always supported robust funding for USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) in recognition of the value of the program in answering difficult and varied resource and economic questions across the full membership of states and territories. 

2015 Resolutions

The following resolutions were approved on September 15, 2015 at the Annual Meeting in Olympic Valley, California.

Resolution 2015-01—Tax Reform. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Tax Policy and its Relationship to Managing and Protecting the Nation’s Forest Resource.”            

Policy Statement 2015-01—Tax Reform. This policy statement was adopted by resolution 2015-01.