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Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION:Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters  ISSUE OF CONCERN:Development of a Revised National Strategy for Forest Utilization and Marketing as it Pertains to Supporting Sustainable Forestry BACKGROUND:See Appendix B. RESOLUTION:WHEREAS the practice of sustainable forestry involves the convergence of many forces, one of which is the ability to utilize products generated by the management of the forest; and WHEREAS forest utilization and marketing...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 1:46pm
  Statement of Steven W. KoehnState Forester of MarylandOn Behalf of the National Association of State Foresters Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture April 30, 2003 On the President's Healthy Forests Initiative I. Introduction On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters, I am pleased to testify on the President's Healthy Forests Initiative. NASF is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of the state forestry agencies from all fifty...
Anonymous (not verified)
Saturday, February 1, 2003 - 1:51pm
A report by the NASF Sustainable Forest Management and Resource Management Committees - February 2003
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION:NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN:Backyard Woods Initiative BACKGROUND:Built upon the NACD Backyard Conservation Program, a Backyard Woods Program has been initiated by the USDA Forest Service to help bring "the rural forestry message to town." Targeted to landowners with less than ten acres of land, the program is intended to support healthy wooded habitat on private backyards through application of accepted forestry principles. The program is to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 23, 1999 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Taxation and Forest Sustainability: Recommendations for Positive Change" as a Policy Statement for the Association BACKGROUND: Taxation of forest land and forestry related income is a major concern of non-industrial private forest landowners. Tax policies at both the Federal and State level can have a major impact on forest management. Current provisions of the Federal tax code can encourage unsustainable...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 23, 1999 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Forest certification and the non-industrial private forest landowner BACKGROUND: In the past five years, numerous efforts have been made to create forest certification systems, which provide standards and review processes for the management of forests. Six of these certification systems, commonly known as certification schemes, were reviewed recently by a Society of American Foresters task force, which was co-...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, October 9, 1998 - 12:00am
Endorsing the NRC Study Position Statement The National Research Council released a landmark study on nonfederal forests in March of 1998. This study, Forested Landscapes in Perspective; Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America's Nonfederal Forests, strongly supports increasing Federal investments in our nonfederal forests. NASF supports the emphasis of the NRC study for highlighting the importance of nonfederal forests as a crucial part of the nation's forested...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 19, 1997 - 12:00am
Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management Despite current efforts to develop consensus goals and objectives for America's public and private forestlands, polarized debate continues in many regions of the country. Three of NASF's standing committees (Emerging Issues, Forest Health, and Resource Management) met in May, 1997 to discuss how the use of internationally agreed upon criteria and indicators (C&I) to define and implement sustainable forest management (SFM) may be a...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 27, 1996 - 12:00am
Relating to forest Stewardship WHEREAS, State Foresters recognize the diverse mix of forestry needs, objectives and outcomes that exist across the nation, and WHEREAS, the specific application of landowner assistance programs must respect regional differences, and WHEREAS, the sustainability of private forests is enhanced by the application of informed landowners carrying out responsible forestry practices, and WHEREAS, it is the mission of NASF to meet present forest resource needs, provide...