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...
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...
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:43am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to include robust forestry and conservation titles as part of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (S 954). 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...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:36am
Dear Speaker Boehner:
America’s agriculture, conservation, rural development, finance, forestry, energy and crop insurance companies and organizations strongly urge you to bring the Farm Bill (H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013) back to the Floor as soon as possible. This important legislation supports our nation’s farmers, ranchers, forest owners, food security, natural resources and wildlife habitats, rural communities, and the 16 million Americans whose...