May 29, 2020

State foresters support $3B stimulus to put Forest Action Plan work into overdrive

State foresters—citing their current contributions to America's forest products supply chain—justify increased funding for the implementation of state Forest Action Plans in future stimulus legislation. WASHINGTON—A dedicated $3 billion in stimulus funding for implementing state Forest Action Plans, as recently suggested by House members, would give state forestry agencies the resources they need to help [read more]

May 15, 2020

NASF, Murkowski urge uptick in PPE for wildland firefighters

In early April, the National Association of State Foresters sent a letter to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski recommending an increase in funding to two specific federal programs to ensure wildland firefighters have critical access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 tests. Recommendation 2: Provide emergency supplemental funding for the State Fire Assistance (SFA) program [read more]

March 27, 2020

NASF among signatories on forest health testimony sent to Senate appropriations subcommittees

On March 14, the  Coalition Against Forest Pests, of which the National Association of State Foresters  is a member, submitted testimony to the  Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies asking for its  support in  adequately funding  programs that help keep the nation’s forests healthy by preventing introduction and spread of invasive pests. [read more]