Congress in Context

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]

December 12, 2017

NASF joins Interior, USDA round table discussion on wildfire

By Whitney Forman-Cook On Monday, December 11, 2017, the National Association of State Foresters joined a select group of forestry and wildfire policy stakeholders at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways we can work together to prevent severe and catastrophic wildfires. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted the summit, and [read more]

October 23, 2017

Upcoming Senate EPW Hearing

By Parker Jones On Wednesday October 23, 2017, Wyoming State Forester and NASF immediate past president Bill Crapser will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. The hearing will consider new legislation introduced by Chairman Barrasso, “The Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2017.” The Bill provides streamlining planning requirements in order to [read more]

March 16, 2017

Oklahoma State Forester Outlines Farm Bill Priorities for Forests

By Ryan Martini Oklahoma State Forester and NASF Vice President George Geissler testified about the next Farm Bill today before the House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. "In generating ideas for [Congressional] consideration in the 2018 Farm Bill, NASF is honored to help lead the Forests in the Farm Bill coalition along with our partners," [read more]