News & Events

June 24, 2019

What is NEPA anyway?

By Brittany Hallak Signed into law in 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act (or NEPA for short) requires federal agencies to: (1) assess the environmental impact of proposed action before said action can be taken and (2) allow for public engagement throughout the review of the proposed action. Given the Trump administration's proposed changes to [read more]

June 17, 2019

NASF Forest Health Committee meets in Hawaii

Hosted by Hawaii State Forester David Smith and the Hawaii Department of Forestry, members of the NASF Forest Science and Health (FS&H) Committee, staffed by Bob Simpson, held their Annual Partners and Stakeholders Meeting on the island of Hawaii in Waikoloa Village. This annual meeting consists of three segments: the FS&H Committee Business Meeting, the [read more]

June 14, 2019

NASF Wildland Fire Committee meets in rural Washington state

The NASF Wildland Fire Committee, chaired by Florida State Forester Jim Karels and staffed by NASF Fire Director Dan Smith, met May 29-30, 2019 in Winthrop, Washington, to discuss pressing national wildfire concerns including cooperative fire agreements, interstate forest fire compacts liability legislation, the concept of shared stewardship, funding for the State Fire Assistance and [read more]

June 4, 2019

Cross-laminated timber: Is it becoming the construction material of choice?

By Josh Knoll and Brittany Hallak With new enabling legislation passed and more proof-of-concept projects completed every month, cross-laminated timber (CLT) may just be edging its way into mainstream construction. NASF has highlighted the momentum behind CLT before, but recent developments may bring about more rapid change in the construction field. Last year, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan [read more]

May 28, 2019

Join us in welcoming our new intern: Brittany Hallak

We are happy to welcome the newest addition to the NASF team, Brittany Hallak. Brittany will be joining us this summer as the James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications. Brittany is a recent graduate of Michigan State University, where she received a degree in political science and pre-law, and a minor in peace and [read more]