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Thursday, May 31, 2012
A recent study found that populations of the tiny mountain pine beetle that has devastated forests in the West may finally be on the decline. The beetle infestation is showing signs of finally abating after about 10 years of attacks throughout the west that have killed millions of trees from British Columbia to Colorado. “...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Forest Service is offering a new series of webinars focused on planning for growth and open space.  Participants will hear from experts about issues facing our forestlands – both public and private - and learn about opportunities and strategies to conserve open space through a series of monthly webinars. All are...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, NASF has published the Fiscal Year 2011 State and Private Forestry Annual Report with supporting appendix, which contains fact sheets for all 59 member states, districts and territories. Healthy forests in America are critical to public health and well-being and are as integral...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Today Governor Bob McDonnell announced that China has agreed to a six-month pilot project which will begin re-opening the Chinese market to Virginia's hardwood and softwood log exporters. This news follows Virginia's year-long efforts and hosting earlier this month of a Chinese technical delegation of plant pest officials...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Two significant announcements were made last week by the Obama administration in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that forest roads are “point sources” subject to permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA). On Wednesday, EPA announced its intent to revise Phase I stormwater regulations to...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
China has lifted a ban on imported South Carolina-grown logs.The South Carolina Forestry Commission organized the meeting with Chinese officials, partnering with ports officials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and S.C. forest industry. The South Carolina Ports Authority took the lead in funding the visit with help from...
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Some of the work that was done for the International Year of Forests (IYOF) Photography Fellowship will be featured in a Celebrate Forests exhibition at Frostburg State University's Roper Arts Gallary June 4 - August 10. An opening reception for the exhibition will take place on June 4th at 6:30pm at Frostburg State...
Friday, May 25, 2012
NASF joined more than 90 other organizations in a coalition letter to support the permanent reauthorization of 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...
Friday, May 25, 2012
NASF as part of the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, signed on to a letter to request that the bi-partisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, be brought before the full Senate for consideration in an open process, as soon as possible. The coalition believes that the Senate should take up a Farm Bill soon to...
Monday, May 21, 2012
The House Ag Committee wrapped up hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill last week and NASF President Randy Die represented the Association's priorities at a hearing that took place on Friday.  Other groups also shared their opinions on the Bill and  what's important to them as the House subcommittees worked through their titles...

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