Water Quality

December 7, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court hears forest roads case

This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads into rivers. To add to an already complex situation, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new regulation last Friday clarifying a provision of the Clean Water Act. The [read more]

September 4, 2012

NASF joins forest roads Brandeis Brief

This afternoon,NASF joined the Society of American Foresters, Association of Consulting Foresters, and many scientists in the academic community in filing a Brandeis Brief with the United States Supreme Court.  The brief provides facts to inform the Court as it prepares to review a May 2011 decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determining [read more]

July 12, 2012

NASF receives grant to measure water quality successes

NASF will receive a $40,000 grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), awarded under their Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The grant will promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices are protecting water resources in the United States. “Thanks to SFI, as well as support from the [read more]

July 10, 2012

NASF Fire Committee releases 2012 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report

The NASF Fire Committee, chaired by Florida State Forester Jim Karels, has released the 2012 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report produced in collaboration with the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils. When applied appropriately in fire-dependent ecosystems, prescribed fire maintains forest health and function, provides habitat for wildlife populations, enhances soil and water conservation, and [read more]

August 19, 2011

To protect water supply, cities sharing costs of slowing wildfires

A $33 million, five-year partnership between the public utility Denver Water and the USDA Forest Service is supporting restoration projects on more than 38,000 acres of national forest watersheds critical for Denver's water supplies and infrastructure. Partnerships that leverage non-federal dollars are critical as the Forest Service brings its budget to fiscally concerned lawmakers in [read more]