State Foresters gather in Washington, DC, this week

Over a dozen State Foresters were in Washington, D.C., this week for more than 40 meetings in the halls of Congress. NASF President Leah W. MacSwords also joined representatives from the National Association of Conservation Districts, the USDA Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for a Joint Forestry Team meeting. The group met to plan the Team's next steps after the recent signing of a joint MoU. NASF also sponsored a partners meeting to present priorities for the incoming administration and coordinate forest policy efforts in 2009; NASF and a coalition of forest conservation groups will be meeting with President-elect Obama's transition team today.