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tbeckman
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 1:21pm
Dear Mr. Bauer: The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of proposed rulemaking to revise stormwater regulations to specify that a Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is not required for stormwater discharges from logging roads under Phase I of the stormwater program. Our...
gosullivan
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:57pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Silvicultural and related forestry activities such as logging, road building, log hauling, site preparation and vegetative control continue to be challenged by interest groups and frequently the challenge is carried out in court using the provisions of the federal Clean Water Act as justification. State forestry agencies take the lead in developing and encouraging the use of forestry best management practices to...
gosullivan
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:47pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Science and Health Committee (FSHC) ISSUE OF CONCERN:   The impacts of invasive forest insect, diseases and plant species on our nation’s forests have become an increasing concern for NASF.  Yet the nation’s current protection system is piecemeal; it lacks adequate rigor and comprehensiveness, virtually ensuring that invasive species will continue to arrive and spread.   Preventing species from reaching our shores combined with an early detection and rapid...
gosullivan
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:44pm
Purpose of NASF Forest Invasive Species Management and Policy Statement The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) encourages forest management practices that build greater resistance and resiliency to invasive species, but it is inevitable that not all invasive species can be controlled. While recognizing the critical and primary importance of prevention programs, the focus of this management and policy statement is dealing with invasive species once they have arrived, which is an...
gosullivan
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 2:16pm
List and description of 2012 NASF Award recipients. Awards presented at the 2012 NASF Annual Meeting in Cheyenne, Wyoming during the week of September 16 - 21.  
gosullivan
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:34pm
Executive summary of State Foresters By-the-Numbers Report. Highlights key issues identified in survey completed by state foresters with 2010 statistics. Contains descriptive graphics.
gosullivan
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:15pm
A summary of Association activities for the 2012 fiscal year.
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...