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acooke
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:11pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.  Forest Health Strategic Plan This resolution addresses the ...
gosullivan
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia.
tbeckman
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:01pm
Attached is the APHIS and Invasive Forest Pests Resolution that was approved at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting.
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science & Health Committee; Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Maintain maximum relevance and utility of the FIA program BACKGROUND: A current and accurate forest inventory is a threshold requirement if we are to conserve and restore all of America's forests. The inventory must address the rapidly emerging issues of climate change, carbon, biomass, and land use change. But portions of the nation's forests are not being inventoried, funding is...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 19, 1997 - 12:00am
Approving the New Forest Health Policy Statement Forest Health is a large and growing concern across the U.S. and the world. Natural and human caused stressors can reduce the resiliency, productivity, and value of forests if allowed to spread and worsen unchecked. The State Foresters are all engaged in the detection, monitoring, and suppression of forest health problems, and, as leaders in the forestry community, can help constituents define desired future conditions for their forests and move...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, September 17, 1996 - 12:00am
Relating to Forest Health WHEREAS, the NASF recognizes there are serious forest health problems facing the nation; and WHEREAS, comprehensive aggressive action has been lacking to address this problem; and WHEREAS, the public has been lead to believe that salvage is the only forest health tool. Such confusion is not conducive to resolving our serious forest health problems; and WHEREAS, the Forest Service has been drafting such a forest health policy since October, 1995 with extensive input...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 28, 1995 - 12:00am
A Resolution Concerning Forest Inventory and Analysis Database and Database Management Systems WHEREAS: The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program contained within the Research Unit, U.S. Department, Forest Service periodically collects data on forest resources in partnership with the states, and WHEREAS: The data provides essential information on the extent, health and condition of forests on all ownership within the United States, and WHEREAS: This data is used to help frame forest...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, September 16, 1991 - 12:00am
CLEARCUTTING POLICY WHEREAS: the USDA Forest Service is coming under increasing pressure to eliminate the clearcut harvest method as a silvicultural tool within the National Forest System; and WHEREAS: clearcutting is a proven harvesting prescription based on years of research; and WHEREAS: clearcutting is one of the preferred, and sometimes only, harvesting technique which promotes the successful establishment of a new forest for the future; and WHEREAS: when properly prescribed by...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, September 16, 1991 - 12:00am
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (retired by Resolution No. 2004-6) WHEREAS: biological diversity is the variety of life and its processes, and includes the variety of living organisms, the genetic differences among them, and the relationship between the communities and ecosystems in which they occur; and WHEREAS: biological diversity is important to sustain the health of ecological systems to provide for the well-being of people, and for its own intrinsic value; and WHEREAS: NASF member agencies manage...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, September 12, 1988 - 12:00am
FOREST HEALTH STRATEGY WHEREAS, forest insect and disease outbreaks continue to cause significant growth loss and mortality in the Nation's forests, as well as causing unacceptably high impacts to recreation resources and increasing fire hazards; and WHEREAS, the Nation's forest stands are becoming increasingly susceptible to insect and disease damage; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association of State Foresters endorses a forest health strategy that includes: incorporation...