Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:11am
The following resolutions were approved on September 15, 2015 at the Annual Meeting in Olympic Valley, California.
Resolution 2015-01—Tax Reform. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Tax Policy and its Relationship to Managing and Protecting the Nation’s Forest Resource.”
Policy Statement 2015-01—Tax Reform. This policy statement was adopted by resolution 2015-01.
Resolution 2015-02—Endangered Species Act. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Improving the...
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, October 10, 2014 - 10:22am
Dear President Obama,
We are writing to you, as members of the Forest‐Climate Working Group, to thank you for the central role that you have created for U.S. forests and forest products in your Climate Action Plan and the new natural resources policy proposals that you have announced this week. Your new proposals will leverage the potential for U.S. forests and forest products to mitigate the effects of climate change through carbon sequestration and aid communities in climate preparedness by...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 3:11pm
Dear President Obama:
The Forest-Climate Working Group, representing a diverse spectrum of forest industry, conservation, landowner, and agency interests, appreciates the opportunity to share our views with respect to climate change and U.S. forests, in response to your call to action on climate change. We are writing to urge you to include a clear role for U.S. forests, including working forests and the harvested wood products they generate, as part of the solution to addressing climate change...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:07am
Dear Congresswoman Matsui:
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) would like to thank you for your commitment to energy conservation and your recognition of the role properly placed trees have in mitigating greenhouse gasses and reducing electricity consumption. We write today in support of your efforts to assist retail power providers with the establishment and operation of targeted residential tree planting programs through your recently introduced bill HR 1807 “The Residential Energy...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 9:37am
Dear Mr. Howenstein,
We would like to commend the USDA’s efforts to adapt to a changing climate as laid out in its 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. For your consideration and final review of the plan, we offer a
number of comments concerning the role of forests in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. We have also attached a policy statement, NASF Adaptation and Mitigation: Concepts for
Forest-Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Legislation and Administrative...
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:57pm
Dear Congressman Waxman and Senator Whitehouse:
We would like to commend the Bicameral Task Force on its efforts to promote practical and cost efficient activities to address the nation’s changing climate. We urge the Task Force to recognize the strategic role that our nation’s forests have in contributing to these efforts. We applaud the United States Forest Service (USFS) on its 2012 research paper, Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science...