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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
The 2015 NASF Annual report highlights the theme Adapting to Change, which is as relevant in the natural world as it is in the worlds of agencies and associations. Like forests, the policy, communications and partnership environments in which NASF operates are dynamic ecosystems. Issues and the people behind them are constantly changing. In this year's report you will see this theme illustrated by our NASF Foundation photography fellows. You will see our work on important priorities such as the...
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:49pm
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...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
NASF MEMBER MOTION: Forest Action Plans and National Priorities ORIGIN OF MEMBER MOTION: NASF Executive Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Demonstrating effective outcomes that build legislative, policy, and funding support for federal, state, and private forestry programs important to state forestry agencies accomplishing priorities identified in their respective Forest Action Plan (FAP).      BACKGROUND: Forests, both private and public, deliver public benefits and require public investments. State...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:39am
Every two years the National Association of State Foresters conducts a survey of its 59 State Forester members. The survey aims to capture key information about the non-federal forestlands in the United States and the role of State Foresters in enhancing their value, representing public interests, and protecting these lands from fire, disease, fragmentation and other resource threats. The survey includes information about forestry programs, agency budgets, and funding support pertinent to each...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:35am
The attached report provides an analysis and evaluation of the National Forest Management Plan Template developed jointly by the American Forest Foundation, the USDA Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A forest management plan developed using the National Template meets enrollment criteria for forest landowner outreach, certification, and cost-share programs offered by the three entities.
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 ...