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Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:29am
Commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the bi-partisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a nationwide survey of voters to assess key public perceptions and values related to forests.The new results reveal a striking consensus among Americans: Voters strongly value the nation's forests, especially as sources of clean air and water. Voters have an increased...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 3:32pm
Dear Secretary Vilsack: We the undersigned organizations are writing to thank you for your continued leadershipin promoting the conservation and sustainable management of America's forests and askfor your support as we work to advance policies and solutions that will help keepAmerica's forests as forests. From your first speech on forests in August of 2009, to yourstrong attention to forests through the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, you havesincerely recognized the importance of America'...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:01pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Forest Stewardship Plans when combined with effective technical assistance delivery systems can promote the establishment and perpetuation of planted forests as an integral part of healthy and productive forest ecosystems that achieve national goals for renewable energy while potentially offsetting pressures on native forests. BACKGROUND: Congress has considered several options and proposals for guidelines and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Forests can play a significantly larger role in providing a sustainable, low carbon fuel source to meet the nation's renewable energy goals. BACKGROUND:  Congress continues to consider legislation that would require utility providers to meet mandates to produce a portion of their energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass (among other renewables). Questions and concerns continue to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 2:48pm
Previously called the Redesign Report Card, the new name reflects the publication's broader picture of the many accomplishments and ongoing work accomplished by state forestry agencies, the USDA Forest Service and their many partners across the spectrum of State and Private Forestry (S&PF). Achieving an "all lands" vision of the nation's forests requires "all hands," and the FY2009 Annual Report provides a look at the wide variety of projects, programs, and people that help accomplish the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 1:33pm
Director of CEPDUSDA FSA CEPDStop 05131400 Independence Ave., SWWashington, D.C. 20250-0513 Dear Director: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of all of the nation's state and territorial forestry agencies. Our members have a public trust responsibility for managing and protecting two-thirds of the nation's forestland, which is held in private or non-federal public ownership. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 12, 2010 - 3:38pm
Mr. S. Richard FedrizziPresident, CEO & Founding ChairmanU.S. Green Building Council2101 L Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20037 Dear Mr. Fedrizzi: On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), I am writing to share our views about the revision of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard. Specifically, State Foresters urge USGBC to revise LEED standards, benchmarks, and credits to clearly: Enhance...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, October 5, 2009 - 3:08pm
Stewardship is the pursuit of a forest owner’s personal goals within a set of stewardship principles. Taken together, your goals with these principles, serve the overall and long-term health and vigor of your forest or woodlot. This document is an update of the 2005 publication. A limited supply of hard copies is available -- contact NASF to request hard copies.
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science & Health Committee; Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Maintain maximum relevance and utility of the FIA program BACKGROUND: A current and accurate forest inventory is a threshold requirement if we are to conserve and restore all of America's forests. The inventory must address the rapidly emerging issues of climate change, carbon, biomass, and land use change. But portions of the nation's forests are not being inventoried, funding is...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science and Health Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Roundtable for Sustainable Forests Draft Action Strategy BACKGROUND: NASF is a founding member and participant in the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests (RSF), which is an open and inclusive process committed to the goal of sustainable forest management (SFM) on public and private lands in the United States. The Montreal Process Criteria & Indicators (C&I) supports SFM by enhancing efficiencies for data...