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July 13, 2023

Oklahoma State Forester Provides Expert Testimony on Enhancing Wildfire Prediction and Response Coordination to U.S. House Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 12, 2023, Oklahoma State Forester Mark Goeller shared his expertise on enhancing wildfire prediction and response coordination before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. As Canadian wildfires dominate discussion, wildfires, their rampant devastation and impact on air quality are gripping the attention of communities around the world. Goeller pointed to Oklahoma’s collaboration with the [read more]

April 4, 2023

Kansas State Forester Jason Hartman testifies before Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources

At a hearing held by the Senate Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources in March 2023, Kansas State Forester and NASF Executive Committee member Jason Hartman testified on behalf of NASF regarding several opportunities to conserve and enhance America’s forests through the next Farm Bill. State foresters recognize the Farm Bill as a [read more]

April 4, 2023

NASF Treasurer and Pennsylvania State Forester Ellen Shultzabarger testifies before House subcommittee on 2023 Farm Bill priorities.

At a hearing held by the House Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Forestry in March 2023, NASF Treasurer and Pennsylvania State Forester Ellen Shultzabarger testified on behalf of NASF regarding several opportunities to conserve and enhance America’s forests through the next Farm Bill. State foresters recognize the Farm Bill as a unique opportunity to support rural America’s economic [read more]

March 10, 2022

NASF provides House testimony on FY 2023 USDA Forest Service appropriations

The National Association of State Foresters has submitted written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concerning FY 2023 USDA Forest Service Appropriations. State foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, along with forest health, water, and wildfire protection for more than two-thirds of the nation’s 751 million acres of forests. The [read more]

October 21, 2021

Wyoming state forester testifies before Senate on ARCS Act

In a hearing today held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser testified in support of the America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration (ARCS) Act. America’s trees and forests are a strategic national resource with vast potential as solutions for climate change, public health, and economic challenges. Active forest [read more]

May 20, 2021

NASF President Joe Fox testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on climate change

At a hearing held by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today, Arkansas State Forester and NASF President Joe Fox testified on the merits of utilizing forests and forest products for addressing climate change. State forestry agencies are uniquely positioned to address climate change, promote forest carbon sequestration efforts, and ensure greater forest resilience. [read more]

April 16, 2021

NASF provides House testimony on FY 2022 USDA Forest Service appropriations

The National Association of State Foresters has submitted written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concerning FY 2022 USDA Forest Service Appropriations. State foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, along with forest health, water, and wildfire protection to more than two-thirds of the nation’s 751 million acres of forests. The [read more]

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