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Alternative energy plant

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...

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. The Forest-Climate Working Group is a broad and diverse coalition of forest...

Landowners walking their land

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...

Forester surveying the land

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 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...

Family forest owners

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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