Maryland State Forester and NASF Vice President Steven Koehn testified in Washington, DC, this week before the House Ag Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. The object of the hearing was to discuss the future of forestry policy in the United States. "State Foresters believe it is important to reestablish effective programs that maintain and diversify markets even in difficult budget times," said Koehn. "Particularly when forests are being called upon to address national climate and renewable energy priorities." Statements from all witnesses can be viewed here.