NASF urges reauthorization of stewardship contracting in Farm Bill

NASF recently signed on to a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee urging support for the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting Authority in the 2012 Farm Bill. Stewardship contracting offers forest managers the use of innovative contracting methods to achieve forest management objectives, increase and diversify job opportunities, and lengthen work seasons. Reauthorization would restore and foster healthy forest ecosystems and provide stability and employment to rural communities.