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Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:30am
Dear Chairperson Kingston and Ranking Member Farr:   We urge the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to maintain current funding levels for the line "Tree and Wood Pests" under the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Health. Maintaining current funding is necessary in order to ensure adequate funding for eradication and control efforts targeting the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and sudden oak...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:37am
Written Public Testimony of John Shannon, Vice President 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 Year (FY) 2012 appropriations recommendations. Our priorities center...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:18pm
As the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee 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 to fund the State Fire Assistance (SFA) program and the Wildfire Suppression Reserve Fund established under the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act, at FY 2010 enacted levels. The undersigned agree that both the SFA program and the FLAME Act are essential...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:15pm
The undersigned organizations collectively believe in the importance 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 less than FY10 levels (i.e. $72 million) to truly provide an...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:13pm
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran: We urge the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to appropriate adequate funding for the USDA Forest Service to manage non-native insects and plant diseases that threaten America's forests. We recommend an FY2012 appropriation of $138 million for the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Management Program. This level is the same as the current level of funding. In addition, we ask that you provide the President's request of $...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:08pm
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) represents city mayors, community nonprofits, national associations, nursery and landscape professionals, urban planners, city managers, public works professionals, arborists, utility professionals, foresters, scientists, and others nationwide. Working together since 2004, these diverse professionals monitor, care and advocate for urban trees and green infrastructure. Collectively, we are asking for your support for a $32.4 million appropriation...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 4:24pm
March 3, 2011 Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members: America's forestlands, nearly 60 percent of which are privately owned, are an essential part of ournational green infrastructure. The nation's forest infrastructure, much like other critical infrastructureelements, provides numerous public benefits including clean air to breath and clean water to drink.While we fully acknowledge the difficult decisions that come with addressing reductions to the Federalbudget, we write today urging your continued...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:36pm
May 14, 2010 Dear Chairwoman Feinstein and Ranking Member Alexander: The President's FY11 budget released on February 1st reflected some tough choices in the face of a freeze on domestic spending. Even in this tight budget climate, the undersigned organizations believe it is critically important to make solid investments in key federal programs that conserve and improve America's trees and forests on all-lands-rural and urban, public and private-in all states and U.S. territories. Doing so will...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:45pm
Written Public Testimony of Steve Koehn, PresidentNational Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies March 19, 2010 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the Committee regarding our appropriations recommendations for fiscal year 2011. Our priorities for Interior appropriations center on the USDA Forest Service agency...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 19, 2010 - 12:06pm
March 19, 2010 RE: Fiscal Year 2011 Appropriation for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Emerging Plant Pests Dear Chairman Kohl and Ranking Member Brownback: We urge the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to increase funding substantially for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Emerging Plant Pests program. A sharp increase in funding is necessary in order to ensure adequate funding for...