March 27, 2020

NASF among signatories on forest health testimony sent to Senate appropriations subcommittees

On March 14, the  Coalition Against Forest Pests, of which the National Association of State Foresters  is a member, submitted testimony to the  Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies asking for its  support in  adequately funding  programs that help keep the nation’s forests healthy by preventing introduction and spread of invasive pests. [read more]

March 10, 2020

NASF comments on proposed changes to NEPA

On March 10, 2020, the National Association of State Foresters submitted public comments to National Environmental Policy Act Council on Environmental Quality regarding its proposed changes to the  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) published in the January 10, 2020 Federal Register. NASF welcomes CEQ’s effort to update and streamline NEPA review requirements for federal agencies. [read more]

March 6, 2020

Statement on the Trillion Trees Act (HR 5859)

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the leadership of Representative Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) in introducing the Trillion Trees Act (HR 5859) and recognizing forests and forest markets as environmental and economic solutions. Trees built America and are a strategic natural resource for meeting future challenges. Forests, forest management, and forest markets all should [read more]

February 12, 2020

State foresters respond to Trump administration's FY21 budget proposal

President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request shows some support for active forest management, but more investment is needed. WASHINGTON—While the Trump administration's FY 2021 proposed budget would support some active forest management, it would also significantly cut funding to critically important state and private forestry programs. In response, the National Association of [read more]

February 10, 2020

State foresters present USDA Secretary Perdue with leadership award

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue honored by state foresters for his work to promote the health, resilience, and productivity of the nation's forests through shared stewardship. WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters presented U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue with a special award today, commemorating his leadership in advancing forest management priorities nationwide with [read more]

January 17, 2020

NASF writes letter in support of NUCFAC legislation

On January 17, 2020, the National Association of State Foresters sent a letter to Congressman Jared Huffman of California thanking him for introducing HR 5311 “The Forestry Renewal Act of 2019," which would renew the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Committee's (NUCFAC) charter. NASF President and South Dakota State Forester Greg Josten writes: "The [read more]