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.
Download the full platform below.
To learn more please contact NASF Policy...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:50am
The Communities at Risk Report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity in fiscal year 2016.
The data show progress to identify communities at risk of wildfire and those that are moving toward reducing risk, as well as increased capacity through the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other methods.
The data were collected through the USDA Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System and reflects...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm
State Forest Action Plan Implementation Across the Northeast & Midwest: Processes, Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned as of August 2012.
To foster continual learning and sharing for implementation and future updates of the State Forest Action Plans, the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters, Forest Resource Planning Committee (FRPC) and USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) compiled implementation processes, challenges,...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
Download the written testimony submitted by NASF and partners asking for increased funding for the USDA Forest Service Research and Development (R&D). Forest Service R&D programs include developing innovative solutions to managing invasive species, helping identify pragmatic solutions to species at risk, improving fire management capabilities, calculating the value of urban forests and more.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:57pm
Lessons Learned, Innovations, and Best Practices among Early Revision Efforts in Forest Planning.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:50pm
National Forest System Land Management Planning ‐ Recent Plan Revisions Started ‐ Contact Information
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:42pm
Download the fiscal year 18 written testimony by the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) to the House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. SUFC expressed its about losing support for fundamental programs such as Urban and Community Forestry, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Community Forests and Open Space Conservation.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:39pm
Download the fiscal year 18 written testimony by the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) to the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. SUFC expressed its concern about losing support for fundamental programs such as Urban and Community Forestry, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Community Forests and Open Space Conservation.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:45pm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) provide critical support to states to take priority actions in achieving Clean Water Act standards, including those that could be impacted by forest management. These funds represent the cooperation in the “cooperative federalism” model.
Of particular importance are the categorical grants for nonpoint source pollution prevention (known as Section 319 funds). This funding allows states to address their highest...