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August 5, 2022

NASF signs on in support of urban forestry investments included in the Inflation Reduction Act

Today, the National Association of State Foresters signed onto a coalition letter  sent to House and Senate majority leadership in support of bold investments for urban and community forestry through the Inflation Reduction Act. From combating climate change and creating more equitable communities to improving infrastructure and expanding green jobs, our nation’s current and expanding [read more]

July 1, 2022

NASF pens letter to USDA, Interior leadership regarding a pending COVID-19 testing policy for wildland firefighters

Today, the National Association of State Foresters sent a letter to USDA and Department of Interior Secretaries Vilsack and Haaland regarding a proposed COVID-19 testing policy for wildland firefighters. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) would like to thank the USDA Forest Service and Department of Interior for their partnership and the opportunity to [read more]

February 25, 2022

NASF pens letter to NRE Undersecretary Wilkes regarding the wildland fire commission

In a letter sent today, the National Association of State Foresters wrote to USDA Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Undersecretary Homer Wilkes regarding the newly established Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. We understand addressing wildfire management is among your top priorities. NASF and the nation’s state foresters stand ready to work shoulder-to-shoulder with USDA [read more]

February 25, 2022

NASF among signatories on letter to Congress regarding earmarks

In a letter sent today, the National Association of State Foresters—along with the Congressional Fire Services Institute, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Volunteer Fire Council—explained why the Conference Committee should adopt the Senate's method of funding State and Private Forestry (S&PF) Community Project Funding and Congressionally Directed Spending Proposals. We would appreciate your [read more]

September 30, 2021

Forest-Climate Working Group pens letter to House leadership in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The National Association of State Foresters, along with other members of the Forest-Climate Working Group, signed on to a letter urging House leaders to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a bipartisan manner. We commend the bipartisan support in the Senate-passed version of the bill for leveraging U.S. forests and forest products to [read more]

September 29, 2021

Coalition asks congressional leaders to maintain $40 billion slated for forest restoration and wildfire resilience in reconciliation package

In a letter to congressional leadership today, the National Association of State Foresters and a host of other forestry and tree organizations showed their strong support for the House Agriculture Committee’s $40 billion forestry package. The House Agriculture Committee’s $40 billion forestry package includes support for shared priorities across the diverse spectrum of urban and [read more]

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