Letters

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April 1, 2016

NASF sends Small Tracts Act Amendment letter to Senate

The National Association of State Foresters urges the Senate to pass legislation allowing the USDA Forest Service to sell isolated parcels of land and utilize those funds for acquisition of access and inholdings. HR 1214 passed the House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate for consideration on September 17, 2015. It passed the [read more]

November 15, 2013

NASF joins coalition in letter on forest roads to Congress

State Foresters joined a broad coalition of forestry partners in urging leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to retain language included in the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) that would codify the EPA’s longstanding Silviculture Rule that looks to state-based Best Management Practices (BMPs) for addressing stormwater runoff associated with forest roads. The [read more]

November 7, 2013

NASF sends letter to EPA regarding draft report

NASF joined other associations this week in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Scientific Advisory Board on the draft report concerning Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. The letter highlights the need for continued cooperation between the states and EPA as the [read more]

August 9, 2013

NASF joins coalition in letter to EPA on biomass

NASF joined numerous diverse organizations in a coalition letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the recent ruling by a U.S. Court of Appeals vacating EPA's Deferral Rule for biogenic carbon emissions under the Tailoring Rule. The letter addressed the uncertainty now faced by biomass and forest products facilities that have begun operations, construction, [read more]

July 12, 2013

NASF sends letters of appreciation to Senate and House for BMP efforts

NASF sent letters to Senators Crapo and Wyden, and Congresswoman Herrera Beutler and Congressman Schrader today for sponsoring the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act (SRCA). Their bill reaffirms EPA’s treatment of forestry operations as non-point sources of pollution exempt from permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives included the [read more]