Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:19pm
Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Wyden:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to commend your leadership for holding a hearing on the National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 1691). State Foresters have a strong interest in the health and productivity of all forests – public and private. NASF is concerned that the current level of active management on USDA Forest Service (USFS) National Forest System (NFS) lands is insufficient to address the scope,...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:58am
April 24, 2015
Dear Mr. El-Lissy,
On behalf of all of the State Foresters in the United States, I want to thank Agency Administrator Kevin Shea, you, and the APHIS leadership team for hosting the meeting with me and other members of the forest sector on March 25. It was a most productive discussion of our shared interests in protecting the health of the nation’s forests.
As you know, the National Association of State Foresters has been a strong partner of APHIS for many years. We believe the...
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...
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...
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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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:28am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:
On behalf of the American people, lawmakers have committed to embracing fiscal responsibility- ensuring that tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. We fully acknowledge and appreciate that a major component of fiscal responsibility must involve reducing federal spending by eliminating unnecessary, duplicative, and wasteful programs. However, the commitment to the American people must also include making smart investments in programs...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:03pm
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Re: Planning Rule - strengthening coordination with state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) are dedicated to maintaining healthy working forests that provide revenues, employment, forest based products, and environmental services for state, tribal, regional communities and the nation as a whole. State...
Anonymous (not verified)
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...