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July 31, 2020

NASF comments on USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda

Today, the National Association of State Foresters submitted comments on the USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda: Research, Education, and Economics. NASF is pleased to provide comments on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda and the role of forestry in bringing transformational innovation for the next era of American agriculture productivity and environmental conservation. Forestry offers many opportunities for [read more]

March 10, 2020

NASF comments on proposed changes to NEPA

On March 10, 2020, the National Association of State Foresters submitted public comments to National Environmental Policy Act Council on Environmental Quality regarding its proposed changes to the  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) published in the January 10, 2020 Federal Register. NASF welcomes CEQ’s effort to update and streamline NEPA review requirements for federal agencies. [read more]

January 13, 2020

NASF comments on CSP proposed rule changes

On January 13, 2020, the National Association of State Foresters submitted comments on the USDA’s proposed rule changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) put forth in response to amendments approved in the 2018 Farm Bill. In its comments, NASF noted its appreciation for increases in CSP authorized funding through 2023. We also appreciate that [read more]

November 25, 2019

NASF comments on Renewable Fuels Standard

In official comments  to the Environmental Protection Agency today, the National Association of State Foresters made recommendations on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFA). Among the association's comments was a critique of the RFS's treatment of biomass: "EPA has done little to spur growth in forest biomass industries through such RFS policy signals. [read more]

April 15, 2019

NASF comments on revised WOTUS definition

On April 15, 2019, the National Association of State Foresters submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's revised definition of waters of the United States, commonly referred to as WOTUS. In its comments, NASF made clear that one size does not fit all when it comes to water quality policy and regulation. Each state's approach [read more]