Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
Dear Secretary Jewell and Secretary Vilsack:
On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters I would like to thank you for your continued support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (“Cohesive Strategy”). The National Association of State Foresters supports the final phase, Phase III, of the development of the Cohesive Strategy. As we move into implementation it is important to note that this national, multiyear interagency collaborative effort is different from...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:54am
The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage some 63.1 million acres of publicly‐owned land and provide technical and financial assistance to more than 10 million family forest landowners who are the stewards of 264 million acres of forest land. State forestry agencies also provide wildland fire protection and forest...
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:48am
Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member Moran,
Dear Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, Chairman Reed, and Ranking Member Murkowski,
The undersigned organizations, members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus, write to urge you to address the vexing issue of wildfire suppression funding in fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations. We respectfully request that the Committee correct this wildfire suppression funding issue by...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:30pm
Attached are files for the 2014 Fire Committee/CMS Meeting, held in Tempe, AZ.
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:26am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Senator Cochran, Chairman Lucas, and Ranking Member Peterson:
We write to express our support to retain without amendment the Silvicultural Activities provision in the final version of the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642 -- the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, in. The House of Representatives added this provision to the bill by unanimous voice vote. The provision is identical to bipartisan legislation, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act (H.R. 2026),...
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:21am
Written by Florida State Forester Jim Karels and South Carolina State Forester & NASF Forest Markets Committee Chair Gene Kodama.
The article addresses how the South maintains sustainable forests through their robust forest markets programs.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:21pm
Information and form for the 2013 Log A Load for Kids Awards.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:33pm
The undersigned organizations represent state agencies charged with implementation of the Clean Water Act, and protection of natural resources, fish, wildlife, forests, floodplains and the environment. We appreciate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) effort to prepare the September 2013 draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. We are pleased to offer the following shared perspectives.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 3:08pm
Background on the awards given out at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, VA.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:34am
Dear Chief Tidwell,
We are writing to first thank you for your continued leadership in promoting wood as a green building material. We ask that you renew your commitment to this effort by investing $1 million in your FY2015 budget for a partnership between WoodWorks and the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to bring products to market especially in the nonresidential building sector.
As you know, our diverse group of organizations is united around the idea that increasing the use of...