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...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:27am
Dear Mr. Donnay:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Information Collection: Good Neighbor Agreement With State Cooperators, 79 Fed. Reg. 73026 (Dec. 9, 2014). 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 million acres of publicly owned land and administer technical...
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...
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:21pm
The National Association of State Foresters has submitted comments in response to the proposed interim rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (79 Fed. Reg. 65836).
NASF has a strong interest in Farm Bill implementation, particularly as it applies to those programs authorized under the Conservation Title. Programs such as CSP are integral to the programs and policies contained in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (PL...
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 - 3:51pm
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....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:21pm
Slides from the March 11, 2014, NASF webinar addressing the forestry provisions of the 2013 Farm Bill.
Welcome to the NASF Farm Bill Webinar.
Just a couple of reminders before we get started:
For all of you on the conference line, please mute your end to avoid interfering noises.
If you have questions during the call, please type them into the chat feature on WebEx. We will try to answer the questions both verbally and record them for future use.
While viewing the presentation, you can...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:02am
NASF Farm Bill Platform v. House and Senate Approved Farm Bill
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...