Other Issues & Policies

State Foresters view forests as a strategic national resource of vital importance to meeting the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy needs. Biomass from the nation’s public and private forests can and must be part of any solution to...

Climate Change

As a founding participant of the Forest Climate Working Group (FCWG), NASF helps develop recommendations for ensuring forests have a strong role in climate legislation. National policy related to climate change can improve the contribution of the...

Forest Certification

State Foresters have long been advocates of policies encouraging the use of domestic wood products for green building – from both economic and environmental perspectives. State foresters have a unique public trust responsibility for America’s...

Forest Health and Sustainability

The proper management of our forests is a critical national priority. Sustainable forest management ensures that the three primary needs of our society -- environmental, social and economic -- are balanced and working together, thus creating a...

Forest Inventory and Analysis

The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program is the nation's only comprehensive forest inventory system for assessing the health and sustainability of the nation's forests across all ownerships. The 1998 Farm Bill mandated the USDA Forest...

National Forests

Because of the interconnected nature of the threats to all the nation's forests regardless of ownership, the NASF has a strong interest in the management of National Forest System (NFS) lands, and therefore a strong interest in the Forest Service...

Tax Policy

The greatest challenge to sustaining America’s forests and their many valuable services is stemming the fragmentation and conversion of family-owned forest holdings. Both are largely driven by economic factors, and federal tax policy can play an...

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