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acooke
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments.  It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.  Our work has real impact far beyond the beltway.          NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the...
tbeckman
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:56am
Written Public Testimony of Jim Karels, Florida State Forester and Vice President of the National Association of State Foresters On Behalf of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on April 3, 2014.
tbeckman
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 1:57pm
Dear Members of Congress: For years the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have “robbed from Peter to pay Paul,” by transferring money out of vital agency programs and services in order to fund wildfire suppression costs. This practice is negatively affecting land management programs including those that decrease long-term wildfire risk and costs. The Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions believes that the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, S. 1875...
tbeckman
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:48am
Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member Moran, Dear Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, Chairman Reed, and Ranking Member Murkowski,   The undersigned organizations, members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus, write to urge you to address the vexing issue of wildfire suppression funding in fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations. We respectfully request that the Committee correct this wildfire suppression funding issue by...
tbeckman
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:29am
Our groups are members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous leadership you demonstrated in ensuring that the fiscal year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution included a reimbursement of non-fire funds transferred to pay for fire suppression at the USDA Forest Service and Department of the Interior in FY 2013. Repayment of these funds will help minimize further disruption caused by the transfers. However,...
gosullivan
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:59pm
September 16, 2013   The Honorable Harold Rogers United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Nita Lowey United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Michael K. Simpson United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable James P. Moran United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Simpson, and Ranking Member Moran:   The undersigned...
gosullivan
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:25pm
The Honorable Jack Reed United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski, We are facing another terrible fire season that is costing lives, damaging properties and harming our public lands and the many resources and jobs that they provide. Once again, the USDA Forest Service has been forced to begin transferring funds from important forest management, restoration, and public...
gosullivan
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:17pm
The Honorable Michael K. Simpson United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James P. Moran United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran, We are facing another terrible fire season that is costing lives, damaging properties and harming our public lands and the many resources and jobs that they provide. Once again, the USDA Forest Service has been forced to begin transferring funds from important...
tbeckman
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:03pm
Dear Director Burwell, Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell: We are writing to add urgency and support to the recent Call to Action issued by Senators Wyden, Murkowski, Udall and Risch (Letter, 6/28/13) regarding the need for a new fire funding approach that does not pit emergency wildfire preparedness and suppression against proactive forest management programs that can actually reduce the need for emergency expenditures in the future. The current federal approach to funding wildland fire...
tbeckman
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:51am
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to include robust forestry and conservation titles as part of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (HR 2642). State Foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection for more than two-thirds of America’s forests. Our members work in close partnership with the Forest Service and the Natural...

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