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tbeckman
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:52pm
Last week the Chair of the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC), Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University, gave a briefing on the Council’s 2012 recommendations to the Secretary.  Attending from REE  were Undersecretary Woteki and Deputy Undersecretary Bartuska, NRE Undersecretary Blazer, Deputy Chief Reaves, and NIFA Assistant Director Frank Boteler.  FRAC is a statutory advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture on regional and national forestry and natural resource...
tbeckman
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:38pm
The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus write to you in regard to your recent notification to Congress laying out a strategy for transferring $400 million from non-fire sources to the fire suppression account. We respectfully request that the Department of Agriculture make a request to Congress for an emergency supplemental in the amount of $400 million to fund the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act account or provide other reimbursement options...
tbeckman
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
The Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus writes to you in regard to the recent notification from the Department of Agriculture laying out a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) strategy for transferring $400 million from non-fire sources to the fire suppression account. We respectfully request that Congress provide an emergency supplemental in the amount of $400 million to fund the USFS reserve account established under the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act or...
gosullivan
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 9:12am
Brandeis Brief filed on Septmeber 4, 2012 with the U.S. Supreme Court.
gosullivan
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 8:50am
NASF Joins Forest Roads Brandeis Brief State Foresters join professional foresters and forestry academics to inform Supreme Court ahead of NEDC v. Decker decision. Washington DC, September 4, 2012 – Today, the National Association of State Foresters joined the Society of American Foresters, Association of Consulting Foresters, and many scientists in the academic community in filing a Brandeis Brief with the United States Supreme Court.  This brief provides factual information to inform the...
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...