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Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:26pm
Written Public Testimony of Ken Pimlott Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection On Behalf of the National Association of State Foresters   Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies   The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies regarding our Fiscal...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:40am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran: The undersigned organizations collectively believe in the importance and utility of up-to-date inventory and analysis on forests in the United States. The USDA Forest Service-Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program provides critical information that enables sound policy and forest management decisions. We fully recognize the difficult decisions that come with addressing reductions to the Federal budget and ask your support to fund FIA at no...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:35am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:The undersigned organizations are writing to express our strong support for maintaining funding levels in the FY 2013 appropriations process for essential wildfire risk reduction and protection programs at the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior. While we recognize Congress' responsibility to address the nation's fiscal crisis through prudent reductions in federal spending, funding the hazardous fuels programs and the State Fire...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:28am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran: On behalf of the American people, lawmakers have committed to embracing fiscal responsibility- ensuring that tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. We fully acknowledge and appreciate that a major component of fiscal responsibility must involve reducing federal spending by eliminating unnecessary, duplicative, and wasteful programs. However, the commitment to the American people must also include making smart investments in programs...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:19pm
Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski: Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:  The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) represents a national coalition of diverse associations, nursery and landscape professionals, national and community nonprofits, urban planners, public works professionals, arborists, utility professionals, foresters, water quality experts, scientists, and others nationwide. Working together since 2004, this array of professionals monitor, care and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:29am
Dear Chairman Reed, Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Murkowski, and Ranking MemberMoran: The undersigned organizations request your support to adequately fund the Hazardous Fuels program under the Wildland Fire Management Portion of the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) budgets as the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee considers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding levels. The Hazardous Fuels program serves as the primary source of funding to treat forests to reduce...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:59pm
Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski: As the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies considers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget for the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI), the undersigned organizations request your support for a 10-year reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting authority within the FY 2012 budget. First enacted as a pilot program in the FY1999 Interior Appropriations bill and then reauthorized...
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...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:53am
Dear Vice President Biden, Senators Inouye, Kyl, Baucus and Representatives Cantor, Clyburn, and Van Hollen: We are a diverse group of organizations representing millions of Americans committed to the conservation of our nation's fresh water, air, land, productive soils, oceans, fish and wildlife, and places for outdoor recreation and to the industries and rural communities these resources support. We are writing to express our deep concern about the fate in the budget negotiations now underway...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:15pm
Written Public Testimony of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the Senate Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies FY12 Appropriations Recommendations for the USDA Forest Service The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies regarding our Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 appropriations...