NASF signs letter urging Senate to keep Forest Legacy Program funding in Farm Bill

NASF joined more than 40 organizations that represent business owners, forest landowners, sportsmen and women, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and conservationists to urge the Senate to vote down Amendment #2313 to the Farm Bill. Amendment #2313, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, would eliminate the Forest Legacy Program (FLP), which has successfully grown by 21 percent over the past two years. FLP is a voluntary conservation program that emphasizes federal-state and public-private partnerships to achieve the common goals of protecting and maintaining forest jobs, recreational access, wildlife habitat and clean water.

Update: During consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill on Wednesday, June 20, the U.S. Senate voted down Amendment #2313 that would repeal the Forest Legacy Program. The Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill on Thursday, June 21. A table including forestry-related provisions in the bill can be found on the NASF website.