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tbeckman
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:13pm
Dear Senator: 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-...
tbeckman
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...
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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...
tbeckman
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,...
tbeckman
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...
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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...
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:55am
National Leadership Overview: Forests as a Strategic National Resource Robert Bonnie, Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Tidwell, U.S. Forest Service Chief Steve Robinson, President, National Association of Conservation Districts Mike Hubbs, Director of the Ecological Sciences Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service   The Link Between Forest Markets & Forest Health Forest Markets, Bioenergy and the Economic Meltdown: What Has (and Has Not) Changed? Don...
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:37am
Last updated Sept. 29 Conservation Strategies for America's Forests Keynote Address - Enhancing Public Benefits Larry Selzer, The Conservation Fund   Panel I - Conserve Working Forests: Private Sector Strategies Keeping Forests in Forests Carlton Owen, U.S. EndowmentRemarks, Panel Overview Tom Martin, American Forest FoundationPresentation not available David Tenny, National Alliance of Forest OwnersPolicy Threats toSustaining Working Forests Scott Jones, Forest Landowners AssociationKeeping...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:51am
Written Public Testimony of John Shannon, Vice President National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry regarding the USDA Forest Service Proposed Rulemaking for a new National Forest System Land...
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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:42pm
Written Public Testimony of C. Randy Dye State Forester of West Virginia and President of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry on May 18, 2012 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry regarding the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. State...