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, February 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
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...
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.
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 woods, the work of State Foresters benefits all Americans....
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.
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...
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...
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,...
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 11:36am
From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Ford and Steve Jobs, visionary leaders embraced possibilities that changed our lives. Life for us is better because someone else saw that it could be. The theme of the NASF Annual Report is Embrace the Possibilities.
We need to be forward-looking and forward-thinking to influence what happens to trees and forests in a way that makes people’s lives better. We must help people understand just how important trees and forests are to their daily lives. NASF members...