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Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 27, 2009 - 9:01am
Now in its second edition, the 2008 Redesign Report Card takes a closer look at the Focus+Priority=Outcome approach of Redesign, a process launched two years ago by NASF and the U.S. Forest Service to enhance delivery of State & Private Forestry programs. The report provides a summary of all projects funded in 2008, which in total leveraged nearly $23 million in matching funding from state agencies and partner organizations to augment federal dollars. Three regionally focused projects are...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 5:57am
The Honorable Nancy PelosiUnited States House of Representatives235 Cannon HOBWashington DC 20515 The Honorable Harry ReidUnited States Senate528 Hart Senate Office BldgWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard DurbinUnited States Senate309 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Steny HoyerUnited States House of Representatives1705 Longworth H.O.B.Washington, DC  20515 Dear Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Durbin and Representative Hoyer: The National...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 10:04am
Background: The Nation's Forests  The United States has the fourth largest forest estate of any nation, with eight percent of the world's forests.  This represents approximately 750 million acres of forestland - about one-third of the nation's total land area.  Unlike other countries, 57 percent of U.S. forestland is owned by private interests; 43 percent is "public" land under the control of federal, state and local agencies. Almost two-thirds of private forestlands are located in the East,...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Forest Certification as it Contributes to Sustainable Forestry" as a Policy Statement for the National Association of State Foresters. BACKGROUND:Forest certification has emerged as another tool to promote sustainable forestry practices. Three major programs operating in the U.S. - the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Markets Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Green Building and the Role of Wood Products BACKGROUND: WHEREAS buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and CO2 emissions; accounting for one-third to one-half of the energy expended in the United States; and WHEREAS the materials used in building construction can have a significant effect on a building's environmental footprint; and WHEREAS sustainable or green architecture can help to substantially reduce...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
NASF RESOLUTION No. 2008-1: Endorsing priority concepts to advance as action requests with a new Administration. ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Executive Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: 2009 Presidential Transition BACKGROUND: Anticipating the 2008 presidential election, the National Association of State Foresters should exert early leadership by communicating priority concepts with the presidential candidates, and by advancing those concepts as action requests with the newly elected Administration....
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 1:00pm
October 9, 2007 The Honorable Ron Wyden 230 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Wyden: On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters, representing the nation's state and territorial foresters, I would like to thank you for sponsoring S.1930, the Combat Illegal Logging Act of 2007 (CILA). Illegal logging compromises the economic, environmental, and social objectives of sustainable forestry. For this reason, NASF agrees with the many supporters of this...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 11:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: National Policy to Ensure Sustainable Forests in the United States BACKGROUND: Our nation’s forests are being threatened. The values at risk are not trivial – clean and abundant water, habitat for plants and animals, rural community stability, energy self-sufficiency, and access for recreation and spiritual renewal. These benefits are too important to have their future left to chance. While the U.S. can...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:00am
April 17, 2006   Docket ID NO. EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0017 Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 6102T Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20460   Dear Sir or Madam:   The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to offer the following comments on the proposed rule for revising the particulate matter national ambient air quality standards (PM NAAQS), published on January 17, 2006, in the Federal Register (71FR2620). NASF is a non-profit organization that represents the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm