USDA Forest Service

NASF sends Small Tracts Act Amendment letter to Senate

The National Association of State Foresters urges the Senate to pass legislation allowing the USDA Forest Service to sell isolated parcels of land and utilize those funds for acquisition of access and inholdings.

HR 1214 passed the House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate for consideration on September 17, 2015. It passed the House on a roll call vote of 403-0.

STATE FORESTERS HELP DELIVER NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

A new roadmap for interagency wildland fire management across the country has been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI). Representatives from the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) played a key role in the crafting of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy).

NASF Federal Lands Policy Position

Federal forests in the United States are under serious threat. Entire landscapes continue to experience deteriorating health problems and uncharacteristic landscape change as a result of insect and disease epidemics, invasive species, catastrophic wildfire and more issues. The National Association of State Foresters adopted this statement of general principles regarding reforms to federal land management policy.

Eliminate Barriers to Active Management in America’s Federal Forests

America’s federally owned forestlands face serious threats.

Entire landscapes are experiencing deteriorating health problems and uncharacteristic ecological change as a result of insect and disease epidemics, catastrophic wildfire and other forest health stressors.

Increasing the pace and scale of forest management projects is necessary to improve the resilience of federal forest lands.

New Partnership Focuses on Increased Use of Fire in California for Natural Resource and Public Benefits

Federal and State agency officials gathered today with conservation and community fire protection groups to kick off the inaugural workshop for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California.