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Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 5:57am
The Honorable Nancy PelosiUnited States House of Representatives235 Cannon HOBWashington DC 20515 The Honorable Harry ReidUnited States Senate528 Hart Senate Office BldgWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard DurbinUnited States Senate309 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Steny HoyerUnited States House of Representatives1705 Longworth H.O.B.Washington, DC  20515 Dear Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Durbin and Representative Hoyer: The National...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 10:04am
Background: The Nation's Forests  The United States has the fourth largest forest estate of any nation, with eight percent of the world's forests.  This represents approximately 750 million acres of forestland - about one-third of the nation's total land area.  Unlike other countries, 57 percent of U.S. forestland is owned by private interests; 43 percent is "public" land under the control of federal, state and local agencies. Almost two-thirds of private forestlands are located in the East,...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 3:37pm
September 11, 2008 Senator Robert C. Byrd, ChairmanSenate Appropriations CommitteeWashington DC 20510 Representative David R. Obey, ChairmanHouse Appropriations CommitteeWashington DC 20515 Representative Jerry Lewis, Ranking MemberHouse Appropriations CommitteeWashington DC 20515 Senator Thad Cochran, Ranking MemberSenate Appropriations CommitteeWashington DC 20510   Dear Chairmen Obey and Byrd, Representative Lewis and Senator Cochran, The National Association of State Foresters (NASF)...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Written Public Testimony 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 Committee regarding our appropriations recommendations for fiscal year 2009. Our priorities center entirely on the US Forest Service agency appropriation for State and Private Forestry (S&PF...
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;...