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...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:11pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) submitted ideas for policy and legislative reform to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
NASF is a member of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, which represents hundreds of thousands of professionals and millions of supporters who care for, monitor and support trees growing in our urban and community forests where most people in the United States live. This written testimony is in support of funding for programs at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that help keep the nation’s forests healthy by preventing introduction and spread of invasive pests....
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:26pm
List of key state forestry agency contacts related to the state strategies and assessments (Forest Action Plans).
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:05pm
As the Forest Action Plans approach the 10-year mark from their original completion in June 2010, the State and Private Forestry Board provides guidance for state forestry agencies and their partners in the following memo.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
The state Assessments and Strategies must be updated at least every 10 years and submitted to the relevant USDA Forest Service Region, Area, or IITF with this checklist signed by the State Forester. Federal review will focus on these requirements as outlined in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act SEC. 2A. [16 U.S.C 2101a] (amended by the 2008 and 2014 Farm Bills).
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:44am
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and NASF support active forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife. Through its signed memorandum of understanding, this partnership promotes well-managed forests that provide wildlife habitat, clean water and recreational access. This partnership guide offers examples of ways state forestry agencies and NWTF field staff have worked together to advance healthy forests and wildlife habitat across the country.
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...