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Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, April 20, 2009 - 2:57pm
The Honorable Tom HarkinUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Saxby ChamblissUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Harkin and Senator Chambliss: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) commends the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee for addressing the immense challenge of meeting the nation's energy demands from secure, renewable sources. NASF is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of all state and territorial...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, April 20, 2009 - 2:54pm
The Honorable Henry Waxman United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Joe Barton United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Waxman and Mr. Barton: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for addressing the immense challenge of meeting the nation's energy demands from secure, renewable sources. NASF is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of all state and...
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)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:35am
Prepared for the National Association of State Foresters, Forest Markets Committee by Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, September 2008 The purpose of this report is to review the status of woody biomass as an energy resource, the tatus of the technologies for using it (particularly the new ones under development which could broaden the use of biomass), and to suggest a strategy to NASF for actions it and its members could take to increase the use of woody biomass for energy. NASF's...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:28am
Based on research and analysis by Carla Harper, West 65, Inc. Excerpt from the summary: The renewed interest in wood as an energy source, and the new interest in valuing ecosystem services, presents an opportunity to re-awaken the American public's understanding that the nation's forests are a strategic national resource. Some percentage of the landscape will, and should, be set aside for passive management to protect sensitive areas, ecological reserves, and wilderness areas. On the other...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008 Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin US House of RepresentativesWashington DC 20515 Dear Representative Herseth Sandlin, The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) would like to offer our support of HR 5236, the Renewable Biomass Facilitation Act. Your foresight in introducing this bill will help to ensure that the definition of renewable biomass takes full advantage of all reasonable sources of biomass feedstock. NASF represents the directors of all 50 State Forestry...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 12:00am
February 7, 2008 The Honorable John Dingell US House of Representatives Washington DC The Honorable Joe Barton US House of Representatives Washington DC   Dear Chairman Dingell and Ranking Member Barton, The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) urges Congress to modify the definition of renewable biomass in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) provision. As currently written, the definition restricts the types of feedstock that can be used as well as limiting where that feedstock...