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Friday, September 30, 2011
NASF applauded a new report from the USDA Forest Service showing that wood is superior to other construction materials in terms of environmental benefits. There is a well-established scientific understanding that wood products use less energy and provide greater environmental benefits than alternative building...
Friday, September 30, 2011
NASF elected a new slate of officers to its governing Executive Committee and agreed on several national policy positions at the association's 89th Annual Meeting last week in Baltimore, Maryland. Policy positions passed by resolution include goals for enhancing the U.S. share of global wood production, enhancing...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
As the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies considers the FY 2012 budget for the USDA Forest Service and the Department of the Interior, a coalition of forestry organizations is urging support for a 10-year reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting authority within the FY 2012...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Since 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked directly with NASF to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the U.S. Since the beginning of this reforestation partnership, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 8.5 million trees. ADF is currently seeking proposals for 2012 plantings that will...
Monday, September 26, 2011
NASF and members of the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition recently sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Colin Peterson offering recommendations for the 2012 Farm Bill that will address current and emerging private forest issues. For NASF's full slate of recommendations,...
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Florida Legislature has passed legislation that changes the name of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Forestry to the Florida Forest Service. According to a press release, the name change "reflects the important role this division plays in managing and conserving more than one...
Monday, September 26, 2011
The District Department of Transportation is seeking an Urban Forester to work with the DDOT Urban Forestry Administration to review and analyze urban forest conditions throughout the District of Columbia. Visit http://www.dc.gov to apply online. Closing date is October 21.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The NASF Washington Weekly Report will be on hiatus next week while staff, members and partners gather in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 89th Annual Meeting. The newsletter will republish on September 30.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
According to an entomologist with the USDA Forest Service, the emerald ash borer is "the most destructive insect we have in North America.” The ash borer has already spread so far that eradication is no longer considered a possibility. Instead, officials want to slow the spread, aiming to protect as many of the nation’s...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A group of American and Canadian scientists recently outlined a new way to analyze the costs of invasive insects, specifically the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and hemlock woolly adelgid. The scientists set out to calculate the costs incurred by governments, homeowners and timber-land owners in cutting down or...

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