NASF applauds USDA green building strategy and offers ideas for implementation

NASF and a coalition of more than 40 forestry and conservation partners recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to applaud the agency's new green building strategy and its efforts to promote wood products as an environmentally preferable building material. The letter urged USDA to play a leadership role within and among the federal agencies on this issue and "demonstrate to Capitol Hill the environmental and economic benefits wood products bring to the country and specifically jobs to rural communities, and stimulate appropriate research and technology transfer to improve the full life-cycle of the products." To read the letter and its ideas for facilitating these activities, visit www.stateforesters.org/publication-type/letters.