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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
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:11am
The following resolutions were approved on September 15, 2015 at the Annual Meeting in Olympic Valley, California. Resolution 2015-01—Tax Reform. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Tax Policy and its Relationship to Managing and Protecting the Nation’s Forest Resource.”             Policy Statement 2015-01—Tax Reform. This policy statement was adopted by resolution 2015-01. Resolution 2015-02—Endangered Species Act. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Improving the...
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."  
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.
acooke
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The 2013-14 Annual Report illustrates NASF member accomplishments from the previous year and highlights the theme "Working Forests Work."
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 4:50pm
Senator Blanche LincolnUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Senator Jon KylUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 RE: The Forestry community encourages your perseverance in reform of the estate tax Dear Senators Lincoln and Kyl: "When a society wants less of something they tax it: The estate tax is a tax on American capital... a tax on the economic mechanism that produces income. Do we truly want to reduce our means of income production in the United States?"-Vernon Smith, Nobel...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, December 2, 2005 - 12:00am
December 2, 2005 House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman, On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters, I am writing to encourage your support for the Timber Tax Act of 2005 (H.R. 3883). Tax policy has important impacts on forest management, as it influences the decisions made by the forest industry. Recent research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the U.S. has an effective tax rate that is 16 percent above the median of other countries. Policy...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN:Full Deduction of Casualty Losses to Timber During Natural Disasters BACKGROUND:Current law does not provide for adequate tax loss deductions for timber damaged due to natural disasters. Losses incurred by private landowners from natural disasters often discourage continued investment or reinvestment in forest management and will likely encourage conversion of forest land to other uses that provide high rates of return...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 23, 1999 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Taxation and Forest Sustainability: Recommendations for Positive Change" as a Policy Statement for the Association BACKGROUND: Taxation of forest land and forestry related income is a major concern of non-industrial private forest landowners. Tax policies at both the Federal and State level can have a major impact on forest management. Current provisions of the Federal tax code can encourage unsustainable...