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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...