NASF and more than 25 organizations signed onto a letter drafted and delivered to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture. The letter urges congress to make improvements to the Good Neighbor Authority in the upcoming Farm Bill.
“We respectfully call on you as leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to fix GNA in the 2023 Farm Bill to fully unlock its potential as a cross boundary restoration tool. Since authorization twenty-two years ago in 2001 as a pilot program for NFS lands in Colorado (P.L. 106-291 §331), GNA has proven to be an effective tool for increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration on federal lands. The time has come to strengthen and permanently authorize all aspects of this time-tested program.”