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]

March 10, 2020

NASF comments on proposed changes to NEPA

On March 10, 2020, the National Association of State Foresters submitted public comments to National Environmental Policy Act Council on Environmental Quality regarding its proposed changes to the  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) published in the January 10, 2020 Federal Register. NASF welcomes CEQ’s effort to update and streamline NEPA review requirements for federal agencies. [read more]