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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:35am
The attached report provides an analysis and evaluation of the National Forest Management Plan Template developed jointly by the American Forest Foundation, the USDA Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A forest management plan developed using the National Template meets enrollment criteria for forest landowner outreach, certification, and cost-share programs offered by the three entities.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:27am
Attention: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2012-0096 Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0072 Dear Sir or Madam: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to provide comment on the two above-referenced proposed rule changes. NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State foresters manage and protect, or assist private landowners in the management and protection, of more than two-thirds of the nation's...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:22am
Dear President Obama, We are writing to you, as members of the Forest‐Climate Working Group, to thank you for the central role that you have created for U.S. forests and forest products in your Climate Action Plan and the new natural resources policy proposals that you have announced this week. Your new proposals will leverage the potential for U.S. forests and forest products to mitigate the effects of climate change through carbon sequestration and aid communities in climate preparedness by...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:11pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.  Forest Health Strategic Plan This resolution addresses the ...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:09pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments.  It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.  NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the woods, the work of State Foresters benefits all Americans....
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:57am
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:58pm
Now accepting nominations!   The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce the launch the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.   Established in 2015, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:14pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) welcomes today’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to completely resolve the federal excess property impasse.   The Senate letter emphasized the importance of federal excess property to state foresters and our partners in responding to wildfire and protecting life and property in communities across the nation. 


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