Climate Change

June 4, 2019

Cross-laminated timber: Is it becoming the construction material of choice?

By Josh Knoll and Brittany Hallak With new enabling legislation passed and more proof-of-concept projects completed every month, cross-laminated timber (CLT) may just be edging its way into mainstream construction. NASF has highlighted the momentum behind CLT before, but recent developments may bring about more rapid change in the construction field. Last year, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan [read more]

February 12, 2014

Joint landscape restoration project to improve forest resiliency

The United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie announced a multi-year partnership between the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) called the Chief’s Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership.  This partnership will invest $30 million in 13 projects in 12 states across the country [read more]

April 8, 2013

Maryland passes landmark forestry legislation

Last week the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 706, more commonly referred to as the Forest Preservation Act of 2013. State Forester Steve Koehn was integral facilitating the process that provided the General Assembly with the background and information to support the passage of the Forest Preservation Act of 2013. The bill recognizes that the [read more]

October 16, 2009

Ten-year carbon experiment in Bolivia yields mixed results

More than a decade ago in the northeast corner of Bolivia, a group of polluters and environmentalists joined forces in the first large-scale experiment to curb climate change with a strategy that promised to suit their competing interests: compensating for greenhouse gas emissions by preserving forests. The outcome of that experiment is fueling debate over [read more]

May 19, 2009

NASF to host webinar on federal climate legislation

NASF Forest Markets Committee Chair and Maine State Forester Alec Giffen is hosting a webinar on federal climate legislation, Wednesday, May 27, 3-4:30 pm (EDT). The webinar will be led by Ellen Hawes, Policy Analyst for Environment Northeast, and Jad Daley, Director of Northern New England Programs for The Trust for Public Land. The session [read more]