Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:50pm
The Forests in the Farm Bill (FIFB) Coalition, which includes 100 forest groups, released its forest-related recommendations that would improve the next Farm Bill's ability to support private and family-owned forests and the benefits they provide.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:06am
Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:
Enhancement of public and private forest management;
Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;
Protection of forests from threats;
Expanded and diversified forest markets;
A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:51pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:09am
State foresters and partners on the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition submitted a letter today to the U.S. House of Representatives' Agriculture Committee, Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee asking for continued support of forest priorities in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:27am
Dear Mr. Donnay:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Information Collection: Good Neighbor Agreement With State Cooperators, 79 Fed. Reg. 73026 (Dec. 9, 2014). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage more than 63 million acres of publicly owned land and administer technical...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
NASF MEMBER MOTION: Forest Action Plans and National Priorities
ORIGIN OF MEMBER MOTION: NASF Executive Committee
ISSUE OF CONCERN: Demonstrating effective outcomes that build legislative, policy, and funding support for federal, state, and private forestry programs important to state forestry agencies accomplishing priorities identified in their respective Forest Action Plan (FAP).
BACKGROUND: Forests, both private and public, deliver public benefits and require public investments. State...