Today the National Association of State Foresters wrote to the director of the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy regarding forthcoming guidance on an Executive Order (EO) issued January 18, 2021 called “Protecting the United States from Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).”
Federal UAS policy, particularly with respect to federal grant funding, is of paramount importance to state forestry agencies, which use UAS for emergency wildfire response, forest management, and forest health monitoring. We hope you will consider the following recommendations as you craft your EO guidance. Doing so will ensure the continuation of critical federal and state UAS operational missions.
Read the letter in full by clicking the link below.