Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:04pm
Based on responses from all 50 state forestry agency surveys, this report outlines 2011 national and regional prescribed fire activity, state prescribed fire programs, and identifies impediments limiting prescribed fire use. The results of the survey show that all federal, state, and private prescribed fire use in the U.S during 2011 totaled an estimated 20.2 million acres.
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 9:00am
Office of Procurement and Property Management
RE: Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement amendments.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the USDA, Office of Procurement and Property Management publication of the Proposed rule and amendments regarding Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:08am
Funding levels and other provisions relating to NASF priorities as they apply to the FY13 House Appropriations Committee passed Interior Appropriations budget on June 28, 2012 and the Senate Appropriations Committee draft bill released September 25, 2012.
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 9:40pm
June 22, 2012
Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Attention: Water Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195
Dear Mr. Bauer:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF)1 and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of intent (NOI) to revise stormwater regulations to
specify that a Clean...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:13pm
Our organizations – representing business owners, forest landowners, sportsmen and women, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and conservationists – urge your opposition to Amendment #2313, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (RUT).
Lee Amendment #2313 to the Senate Farm Bill would permanently eliminate the Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a highly successful Cooperative Forestry program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The Forest Legacy Program is a voluntary, grant-...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:19pm
Dear Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, and Minority Leader Pelosi:
We are large and small organizations, businesses and landowners from all across America who believe that the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is vital to the future of our country’s natural resources. We commend the efforts of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to move the Farm Bill forward in these fiscally challenging times, but as this process progresses, we urge that no further...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 3:53pm
NASF STATE FORESTRY STATISTICS
Approximately every two years the National Association of State Foresters conducts a survey of its 59 members to capture key information about the non-federal forestlands in the United States and the role of State Foresters in enhancing their value, representing public interests, and protecting these lands from fire, disease, fragmentation and other resource threats. The survey includes information about forestry programs, agency budgets, and funding support...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:45pm
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson:
As the House Agriculture Committee considers programs and funding for the 2012 Farm Bill, the approximately 90 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,...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:40pm
Dear Leaders Reid and McConnell:
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 request that you bring the bi-partisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, before the full Senate for consideration in an open process, as soon as possible.
We know there are many issues facing the U.S. Senate and we are aware that there...
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...