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gosullivan
Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:54am
August 3, 2012 The Honorable John McCain United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Diane Feinstein United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Bill Nelson United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators McCain, Feinstein and Nelson: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to enhance the nation’s ability to respond to wildland fire by enhancing the aviation resources at the USDA Forest Service. State foresters...
gosullivan
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:01pm
The U.S. forest products manufacturing and forestry subsectors industry has declined drastically over the last two decades. Yet, despite the dramatic decreases in mills, jobs and public land management; shifting land ownerships; soaring imports; and persistent recession since 2008, the U.S. remains the world’s largest producer of industrial timber and second largest exporter, after Canada. This paper examines the various issues surrounding forest markets.
gosullivan
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 3:13pm
July 25, 2012 Dear Chairman Mica and Ranking Member Rahall: We are writing to thank you for scheduling a markup of H.R. 2541, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act, and to express our support for committee approval of this important bipartisan legislation that will protect jobs, natural resources and recreational opportunities on federal, state, local, tribal and private forestlands. We commend Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (RWash.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for advancing this...
gosullivan
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:48am
Written Public Testimony of Bill Crapser, Wyoming State Forester, Chair-Elect of the Council of Western State Foresters and member of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Natural Resources Committee on “The Impact of Catastrophic Forest Fires and Litigation on People and Endangered Species: Time for Rational Management of our Nation’s Forests” July 24, 2012
gosullivan
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9:38am
July 6, 2012 The Honorable Frank Lucas U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building, Room: 2311 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Collin Peterson U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building, Room: 2211 Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson, 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...
tbeckman
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 3:06pm
To Whom it May Concern: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of forestry agencies in the states, territories and the District of Columbia of the United States. As leaders in natural resource management across the country we strongly support a goal of preventing the man-caused extinction of plant and animal species. Our principal clientele are private forest landowners in the United States. We appreciate that U. S. Fish &...
gosullivan
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.
gosullivan
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 9:00am
Ron Buckhalt 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 (...
gosullivan
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.
gosullivan
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 9:40pm
June 22, 2012 Jeremy Bauer Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 2822T 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...