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...
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:03pm
Testimony submitted by members of the Coalition Against Forest Pests to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on April 15, 2013.
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:58pm
Summary of results from FY 2010 survey of state forester statistics. Includes final report and supporting database.
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:17am
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 deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection on over half of the nation’s forestland, which is held in private or non-federal public ownership. They are also key stakeholders and often cooperators in the management of federal lands...
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...
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:15pm
A summary of Association activities for the 2012 fiscal year.
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...
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:04pm
Based on responses from all 50 state forestry agency surveys, this report outlines 2011 national and regional prescribed fire activity, state prescribed fire programs, and identifies impediments limiting prescribed fire use. The results of the survey show that all federal, state, and private prescribed fire use in the U.S during 2011 totaled an estimated 20.2 million acres.