Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:27am
Dear Mr. Donnay:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Information Collection: Good Neighbor Agreement With State Cooperators, 79 Fed. Reg. 73026 (Dec. 9, 2014). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage more than 63 million acres of publicly owned land and administer technical...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:20am
Dear Chairman McClintock and Ranking Member Tsongas:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to commend you for your work to identify and address the barriers to increasing the pace and scale of active forest management on National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by the USDA Forest Service (USFS). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State Foresters directly manage more than 63...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:15am
Dear Secretary Vilsack:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to thank you for your efforts to implement the 2014 Farm Bill. We hope you will continue to aggressively implement these authorities and explore new and better ways to accomplish more work on the ground. State foresters deliver technical and financial assistance to private forests – which account for roughly two-thirds of the nation’s forests – and have a long history of working with federal partners to...
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:48am
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson:
We are writing to express our strong support for the “Good Neighbor Authority” (Section 8304) of H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Good Neighbor Authority allows the Forest Service to delegate to State Foresters implementation of certain forestry projects on federal lands after NEPA is completed. It is modeled upon similar authority that Congress granted to Colorado and Utah, where it has been successfully...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Dear Senator Wyden and Senator Murkowski,
We are writing to express our support for S.327, the Good Neighbor Forestry Act. The diverse organizations signing this letter believe the successful model of cooperation that has been used in Colorado and Utah should be expanded to allow states and state foresters to provide forestry services on National Forest System and BLM lands. Tighter budgets and fewer forest management projects are exacerbating problems of forest health, and hurting businesses...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:10pm
November 15, 2012
Hans Joachim Droste, Ph. D.
Policy and Standards Director
FSC International Center
Charles-de-Gualle Strasse 5
53113 Bonn, Germany
Subject: FSC ADVICE 20-007-17 Evaluation of Nurseries in the Management Unit (Draft 0-1)
Dear Mr. Joachim Droste:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents the
directors of all 50 state forestry agencies, the eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State
Foresters have a...
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:52pm
Last week the Chair of the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC), Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University, gave a briefing on the Council’s 2012 recommendations to the Secretary. Attending from REE were Undersecretary Woteki and Deputy Undersecretary Bartuska, NRE Undersecretary Blazer, Deputy Chief Reaves, and NIFA Assistant Director Frank Boteler. FRAC is a statutory advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture on regional and national forestry and natural resource...
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 3:13pm
July 25, 2012
Dear Chairman Mica and Ranking Member Rahall:
We are writing to thank you for scheduling a markup of H.R. 2541, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act, and to express our support for committee approval of this important bipartisan legislation that will protect jobs, natural resources and recreational opportunities on federal, state, local, tribal and private forestlands. We commend Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (RWash.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for advancing this...
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 4:08pm
January 31, 2011
Rebecca A. BechAssociate Deputy AdministratorPlant Protection and QuarantineAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Our groups have come together with many others under the auspices of the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases. The Continental Dialogue is a collaboration of diverse interests aimed at addressing the threat of non-native insects and diseases on America's forests.
The undersigned groups appreciate this opportunity to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:23am
Re: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial,and Institutional Boilers; Proposed Rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 31896 (June 4, 2010)
To Whom It May Concern:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments inresponse to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed National Emission Standards forHazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790). NASF seeks todiscuss,...