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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]

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]