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April 11, 2014

State Foresters deliver appropriations testimony

NASF Vice President and Florida State Forester Jim Karels testified Thursday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies regarding NASF’s fiscal year 2014 appropriations recommendations.  Our priorities focus primarily on appropriations for the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry programs.  NASF testimony includes support for the State Fire Assistance program, the [read more]

July 3, 2013

State Forester Maisch testifies on behalf of Alaska regarding challenges and opportunities for improving forest management on Federal lands

Last week Alaska State Forester and NASF Vice President Chris Maisch testified on behalf of the State of Alaska in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He was joined by other forest experts and government officials to address the improvement of forest health and management on Federal lands.  Maisch spoke about [read more]

June 7, 2013

NASF gives testimony before Senate committee on wildland fire management

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this week to explore ways to improve wildland fire management. Along with other witnesses, Oregon State Forester Doug Decker,  U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) Director of Policy and Partnerships Diane Vosick testified. Through the lens of the Blue Mountain Project in [read more]

May 16, 2013

NASF weighs in on invasive species

This week NASF President Randy Dye testified on invasive species before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. During his testimony, Mr. Dye stressed the importance of continued and improved collaboration between federal, state and local partners to help deal with the increasing issue of invasive species on all [read more]

April 26, 2013

NASF joins Coalition Against Forest Pests to provide testimony regarding continued APHIS funding

This week NASF teamed up with the Coalition Against Forest Pests to submit written testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. The testimony encouraged the continued funding for programs at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The Coalition Against [read more]

May 18, 2012

NASF President Randy Dye testifies on 2012 Farm Bill

This afternoon NASF President Randy Dye testified before the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry regarding the 2012 Farm Bill. Mr. Dye submitted priority recommendations to the Subcommittee and spoke about the importance of Forest Action Plans as a resource providing an analysis of forest conditions and trends for each state [read more]

April 20, 2012

Forest Service chief testifies on FY2013 budget

USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified this week before the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on the proposed FY 2013 Forest Service budget.  According to an agency press release, the $4.86 billion budget request, an increase of $15.5 million from last year, will be administered through programs [read more]