Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:02pm
The Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions urges the new administration to address the budgeting problem associated with federal wildfire suppression by supporting a comprehensive fire funding solution that solves the borrowing issue and the erosion of budgets due to increasing wildfire suppression costs.
The Caucus is composed of the National Association of State Foresters and more than 130 other international, national, and local organizations. The Caucus seeks a comprehensive...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:50pm
In fiscal year 2015, the Urban and Community Forestry Program served more than 200 million people in more than 7,700 communities of all sizes across the United States through the development and maintenance of local urban forestry programs.
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) recently requested that funding allocated in Fiscal Year 2017 for the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program be $31.3 million. SUFC is a coalition composed of NASF and more than 30 other...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:52am
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.
The National Association of State Foresters urges support at the current $165 million funding level for this critical grant program which helps state forestry agencies...
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:56pm
Read NASF’s recommendations for appropriations levels of key state and private forestry programs.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:42am
NASF and more than 50 partner organizations submitted a letter today requesting that Congress support investments in key federal programs that support state and private forestry in our rural communities.
NASF also urges a critical fix to the escalating wildfire funding problem. Without a solution to the wildfire funding issue, it will be difficult to address the many challenges facing America’s forests, including wildfires, insects, and diseases. The deleterious impacts to the economies of...