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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]

August 16, 2021

NASF writes in support of Hawaiian ARS facility

NASF has written a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of building a new USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) biocontrol facility in Hawaii. The new facility would provide needed resources for invasive species control efforts in the Asia-Pacific region while bolstering national biological control capacity for the protection of native forested ecosystems. Click [read more]

June 24, 2021

NASF pens letter to White House regarding UAS executive order

Today the National Association of State Foresters wrote to the director of the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy regarding forthcoming guidance on an Executive Order (EO) issued January 18, 2021 called “Protecting the United States from Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).” Federal UAS policy, particularly with respect to federal grant funding, is [read more]

June 8, 2021

Coalition letter sent to congressional leaders in support of investments in wildfire resilience and forest roads

The National Association of State Foresters and eleven other natural resources organizations have sent a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting that forests be included in a final infrastructure package. Investing in Wildfire Resilience. Restoring America’s forests, watersheds, and rangeland – upgrading our natural infrastructure – is an opportunity to build climate resilience and [read more]

June 4, 2021

NASF leverages support for Recovering America's Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 2773) represents a pragmatic, state-focused investment that can prevent one-third of our nation’s fish and wildlife from becoming threatened or endangered while creating a significant number of jobs that support the outdoor economy and other key sectors, such as agriculture, and forestry. NASF has supported the Alliance for America's [read more]