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December 8, 2023

NASF Joins Broad Coalition in Letter of Support for Woody Biomass Eligibility for IRA Tax Incentives

NASF joined a coalition representing a broad set of interests, including companies, state foresters, private landowners, and forestry and conservation groups with concerns about misinformation regarding the use of renewable biomass. The letter urges the Department of the Treasury and Department of Energy to ensure under-utilized woody biomasses are eligible for critical tax incentives in [read more]

November 1, 2023

NASF Signs Coalition Letter to the Department of Energy in Support of Sustainably Sourced Woody Biomass as an Essential Climate Solution

NASF joined 15 organizations in a letter delivered to Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, stressing the importance of woody biomass in the transition to renewable energy. The letter also highlights the alignment of the Inflation Reduction Act’s forestry-related goals with sustainable biomass, especially those aimed at mitigating catastrophic wildfire risks, [read more]

September 19, 2023

NASF joins the Wildfire Resilience Coalition in a letter to Congress urging action to maintain increases in federal wildland firefighter pay.

In a letter to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and other relevant congressional leaders, NASF joins the Wildfire Resilience Coalition in urging Congress to maintain increases to federal wildland firefighter pay. “Wildland firefighters are crucial for protecting lives, communities, forests, and grasslands across the country. They work long hours in [read more]

April 27, 2023

Over 70 organizations join NASF in letter to Congress requesting $22 million in funding for FY24 Forest Stewardship Program

Over 70 organizations signed onto a letter drafted and delivered by the National Association of State Foresters to the leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to recommend funding the Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) for fiscal year 2024 at $22 million, a $9.5 million increase over the FY [read more]

April 26, 2023

State foresters, allied organizations pen letter to House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concerning FY24 Interior Appropriations

In a letter to Chairman Mike Simpson and Ranking Member Chellie Pingree of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and six allied organizations requested a total of $79 million for the State Fire Assistance Program and $22 million for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program for [read more]

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