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acooke
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:45pm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) provide critical support to states to take priority actions in achieving Clean Water Act standards, including those that could be impacted by forest management. These funds represent the cooperation in the “cooperative federalism” model.  Of particular importance are the categorical grants for nonpoint source pollution prevention (known as Section 319 funds).  This funding allows states to address their highest...
acooke
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:52am
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) provide critical support to states to take priority actions in achieving Clean Water Act standards, including those that could be impacted by forest management. These funds represent the cooperation in the “cooperative federalism” model.   The National Association of State Foresters urges support at the current $165 million funding level for this critical grant program which helps state forestry agencies...
acooke
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 1:59pm
State forestry agencies develop and implement forestry best management practices (BMPs) that are designed to protect water quality and maintain water quantity. State forestry BMP programs are highly diverse to reflect the wide range of forested landscapes and unique state characteristics found throughout the country.
acooke
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:12pm
The 2015-16 Annual Report illustrates NASF member accomplishments from the previous year and highlights the theme "My Tree—Our Forest."
acooke
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:04am
Trees and forests form a major portion of the green infrastructure in the United States. However, healthy forests do not happen by chance and require investments of dollars, time and expertise. The 2016 State and Private Forestry report illustrates how the Forest Action Plans are helping state forestry agencies and their partners achieve national conservation priorities for America's "natural capital", trees.
acooke
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:55am
acooke
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 9:46am
The 2014 State Forestry Statistics Survey summarizes responses received from the state forestry agencies for fiscal year 2014. This biennial survey captures key information about state and private forests in the United States and the role of State Foresters to conserve, protect and enhance these important natural resources.
acooke
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
The 2014-15 Annual Report illustrates NASF member accomplishments from the previous year and highlights the theme "Adapting to Change."  
tbeckman
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:55pm
Dear Administrator McCarthy: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to define “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) published on April 21, 2014 (79 FR 22188). NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State foresters manage and protect, or assist private...
acooke
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:39am
The 2012 State Forestry Statistics Survey summarizes responses received from the state forestry agencies for fiscal year 2012. This biennial survey captures key information about state and private forests in the United States and the role of State Foresters to conserve, protect and enhance these important natural resources.