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Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:32am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Executive Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Use of the State-wide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies (Forest Action Plans) in budget formulation and funding allocation decisions for Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (CFAA) programs. BACKGROUND: WHEREAS, through the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, Congress recognizes that State Foresters are essential for effective delivery of federal programs that benefit forests; WHEREAS, forest management needs and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science & Health Committee; Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Maintain maximum relevance and utility of the FIA program BACKGROUND: A current and accurate forest inventory is a threshold requirement if we are to conserve and restore all of America's forests. The inventory must address the rapidly emerging issues of climate change, carbon, biomass, and land use change. But portions of the nation's forests are not being inventoried, funding is...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Council of Western State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN:Use and Allocation of Potential Increases to the State Fire Assistance Budget BACKGROUND:NASF recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2001 budget include substantial increases in State Fire Assistance (SFA). Recent US Forest Service reviews/reports have established that building overall capacity in the national wildland fire suppression infrastructure is a significant issue. The rising costs of wildland fire management...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 27, 1996 - 12:00am
Relating to Congressional Earmarks WHEREAS, The United States Forest Service (USFS) and State Foresters have minimal influence over the Congressional earmarking process, WHEREAS, Allocation of Congressional earmarks has historically been treated as national commitments and assigned to the appropriate region prior to allocation of regional program funds, WHEREAS, It is not in the long-term interest of the USFS, States, and national programs to ignore Congressional intent or to Penalize a...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, October 16, 1989 - 12:00am
FUNDING FEDERAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING(retired by Resolution No. 2005-2) WHEREAS: Protection of the nation's natural resources from wildfire must be a national priority; and WHEREAS: The past several fire seasons have been especially severe and have demonstrated that present funding mechanisms are inadequate; and WHEREAS: Federal legislation was proposed in 1988-1989 that would direct federal land management receipts from states and counties to a new emergency firefighting fund; and WHEREAS:...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, October 16, 1989 - 12:00am
THE FORESTRY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (FIP)(retired by Resolution No. 2004-6) WHEREAS: The Forestry Incentives Program (FIP) was authorized by Congress in 1973 to share the cost of tree planting and timber stand improvement with private landowners; and WHEREAS: For the past several years there has been far more demand for FIP cost-share funds (FY '89 funding was $12,446,000) than the amount appropriated, causing a large backing of tree planting and timber stand improvement practices to accumulate;...