State Forester Maisch testifies on behalf of Alaska regarding challenges and opportunities for improving forest management on Federal lands

Last week Alaska State Forester and NASF Vice President Chris Maisch testified on behalf of the State of Alaska in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He was joined by other forest experts and government officials to address the improvement of forest health and management on Federal lands. 

Maisch spoke about how Alaska embraces the concept of a 'working forest', which means the utilization of forest resources to create jobs and healthy communities through active forest management. He pointed to the three pillars of what he called the working forest concept: community, economy and environment. These elements, he said, are the "triple bottom line" of good forest management.

To view Maisch’s testimony, visit the Senate ENR Website. His testimony begins at 1:15:00.