NASF elected a new slate of officers to its governing Executive Committee and agreed on a number of national policy positions at the association's 87th Annual Meeting last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steven W. Koehn, State Forester of Maryland, will lead NASF as president in 2009-2010.
During the Business Meeting portion of the event, State Foresters approved several policy positions by resolution, including a call for improved support of the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis program and a comprehensive strategy to address the role of firewood in the introduction and spread of invasive species. NASF also passed a resolution in support of many of the specific recommended actions within the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests' (RSF) draft Sustainable Forests Action Strategy, which outlines priority actions to be taken in the next two years to improve the conservation and sustainable management of the nation's forests. This draft document and its potential implementation will be the focus of discussion at the RSF's national stakeholder meeting October 14-15, in Washington DC.
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