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tbeckman
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 9:37am
Dear Mr. Howenstein, We would like to commend the USDA’s efforts to adapt to a changing climate as laid out in its 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. For your consideration and final review of the plan, we offer a number of comments concerning the role of forests in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. We have also attached a policy statement, NASF Adaptation and Mitigation: Concepts for Forest-Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Legislation and Administrative...
tbeckman
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:02am
Dear Mr. Steverson: The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the directors of all of the nation’s state and territorial forestry agencies who have a public trust responsibility for managing and protecting two-thirds of the nation’s forestland. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments into the federal government’s review of green building certification systems. Our interest in this issue is rooted in the belief that a strong recognition for wood in green building...
tbeckman
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 1:31pm
BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, INTERIOR DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION, EXISTING BUILDINGS AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT General Comments The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the directors of all of the nation’s state and territorial forestry agencies who have a public trust responsibility for managing and protecting two-thirds of the nation’s forestland. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments into the USGBC’s LEED green building certification system. Our interest...
tbeckman
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 1:42pm
Dear Chief Tidwell, We are writing in follow-up to our February 11, 2013, meeting to discuss the Forest Service’s role in promoting wood in green building. With the Department of Agriculture’s September 29, 2011 news release announcing that USDA would “urge US builders to prioritize wood in green buildings”, we had hoped that the US Forest Service (USFS) would take specific steps to promote wood in your agency’s buildings and serve as a role model across the federal government and for the...
gosullivan
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:28am
March 14, 2013 The Honorable Harold Rogers United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nita Lowey United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael K. Simpson United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James P. Moran United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairmen Rogers and Simpson and Ranking Members Lowey and Moran, The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner...
gosullivan
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:21am
March 14, 2013 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Shelby United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jack Reed United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairwoman Mikulski, Chairman Reed, Ranking Member Shelby and Ranking Member Murkowski, The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus thanks you for proposing adjustments in the full...
tbeckman
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:57pm
Dear Congressman Waxman and Senator Whitehouse: We would like to commend the Bicameral Task Force on its efforts to promote practical and cost efficient activities to address the nation’s changing climate.  We  urge the Task Force to recognize the strategic role that our nation’s forests have in contributing to these efforts.  We applaud the United States Forest Service (USFS) on its 2012 research paper, Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science...
gosullivan
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 3:26pm
December 21, 2012   The Honorable Harry Reid United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable Mitch McConnell United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell: The undersigned organizations urge you to include Amendment #3350 which provides supplemental funds to the Wildland Fire Management appropriation as part of the disaster relief package. Our organizations have been part of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus...
tbeckman
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:02am
Dear Speaker Boehner and Leaders Cantor and Pelosi: On behalf of the millions of forest owners, conservationists, hunters, anglers, forest product manufacturers, and natural resource professionals represented in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, we are writing to urge you to pass comprehensive five-year Farm Bill legislation. We know there are many important issues facing our federal government, and we are aware that there are policy matters in Farm Bill titles still seeking consensus....
tbeckman
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:53pm
The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus writes to you as you complete work on FY13 appropriations for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. Our diverse coalition came together in 2009 to support the solution to the impacts of increasing suppression costs on Forest Service and Department of Interior (DOI) programs provided through the FLAME Act. Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations included large reductions, below the 10 year average of past expenditures, for both the Forest...