Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:32am
NASF supports the efforts of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to advance a shared vision for the nation's forests based on an all-lands approach to conservation. An all-lands vision for forests must recognize the value of all forests and trees-rural and urban, public and private-in all states and U.S. territories. While NASF's recommendations focus on state and private forests, we recognize that public benefits as well as...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:55am
National Leadership Overview: Forests as a Strategic National Resource
Robert Bonnie, Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Tidwell, U.S. Forest Service Chief
Steve Robinson, President, National Association of Conservation Districts
Mike Hubbs, Director of the Ecological Sciences Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Link Between Forest Markets & Forest Health
Forest Markets, Bioenergy and the Economic Meltdown: What Has (and Has Not) Changed?
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:37am
Last updated Sept. 29
Conservation Strategies for America's Forests
Keynote Address - Enhancing Public Benefits
Larry Selzer, The Conservation Fund
Panel I - Conserve Working Forests: Private Sector Strategies Keeping Forests in Forests
Carlton Owen, U.S. EndowmentRemarks, Panel Overview
Tom Martin, American Forest FoundationPresentation not available
David Tenny, National Alliance of Forest OwnersPolicy Threats toSustaining Working Forests
Scott Jones, Forest Landowners AssociationKeeping...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:51am
Written Public Testimony of John Shannon, Vice President National Association of State Foresters
Submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture
Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry regarding the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rulemaking for a new National Forest System Land...
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:42pm
Written Public Testimony of C. Randy Dye State Forester of West Virginia and President of the National Association of State Foresters
Submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry on May 18, 2012
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry regarding the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. State...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 3:43pm
The appendix document contains fact sheets for all 59 member states, districts and territories.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 3:31pm
Healthy forests in America are critical to public health and well-being and are as integral to our national infrastructure as roads and bridges. Encompassing two-thirds of the vast landscape of America’s forests, state and private lands filter our air and water, provide jobs and the bulk of the nation’s wood supply, and are places where people seek out and enjoy wildlife and nature. America’s state and private forests are served by a sophisticated, ecologically-responsive suite of programs that...
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:26pm
Written Public Testimony of Ken Pimlott
Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
On Behalf of the National Association of State Foresters
Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies regarding our Fiscal...
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:41am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts:
As the Senate Agriculture Committee considers programs and funding for the 2012 Farm Bill, the undersigned organizations request your support for the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting Authority, with no changes, in the 2012 Farm Bill. First enacted as a pilot program in the FY1999 Interior Appropriations bill and then reauthorized for another 10 years within the 2003 Omnibus Public Lands bill, stewardship...
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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:40am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:
The undersigned organizations collectively believe in the importance and utility of up-to-date inventory and analysis on forests in the United States. The USDA Forest Service-Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program provides critical information that enables sound policy and forest management decisions. We fully recognize the difficult decisions that come with addressing reductions to the Federal budget and ask your support to fund FIA at no...