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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...
gosullivan
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:10pm
November 15, 2012 Hans Joachim Droste, Ph. D. Policy and Standards Director FSC International Center Charles-de-Gualle Strasse 5 53113 Bonn, Germany Subject: FSC ADVICE 20-007-17 Evaluation of Nurseries in the Management Unit (Draft 0-1) Dear Mr. Joachim Droste: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of all 50 state forestry agencies, the eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have a...
tbeckman
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:15pm
Dear Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, Minority Leader Pelosi and Minority Whip Hoyer: The undersigned organizations, representing the farming, livestock, specialty crop, feed, rural development, nutrition, health, conservation, woodland owners, municipalities, trade, manufacturing, agricultural research, crop insurance and renewable energy communities, respectfully request passage of a new five-year farm bill to be signed into law before the end of the legislative session in December...
tbeckman
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 1:21pm
Dear Mr. Bauer: The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of proposed rulemaking to revise stormwater regulations to specify that a Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is not required for stormwater discharges from logging roads under Phase I of the stormwater program. Our...
tbeckman
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:52pm
Last week the Chair of the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC), Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University, gave a briefing on the Council’s 2012 recommendations to the Secretary.  Attending from REE  were Undersecretary Woteki and Deputy Undersecretary Bartuska, NRE Undersecretary Blazer, Deputy Chief Reaves, and NIFA Assistant Director Frank Boteler.  FRAC is a statutory advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture on regional and national forestry and natural resource...
tbeckman
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:38pm
The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus write to you in regard to your recent notification to Congress laying out a strategy for transferring $400 million from non-fire sources to the fire suppression account. We respectfully request that the Department of Agriculture make a request to Congress for an emergency supplemental in the amount of $400 million to fund the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act account or provide other reimbursement options...
tbeckman
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus writes to you in regard to the recent notification from the Department of Agriculture laying out a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) strategy for transferring $400 million from non-fire sources to the fire suppression account. We respectfully request that Congress provide an emergency supplemental in the amount of $400 million to fund the USFS reserve account established under the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act or...
gosullivan
Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:54am
August 3, 2012 The Honorable John McCain United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diane Feinstein United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Bill Nelson United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators McCain, Feinstein and Nelson: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to enhance the nation’s ability to respond to wildland fire by enhancing the aviation resources at the USDA Forest Service. State foresters...