Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:35am
The attached report provides an analysis and evaluation of the National Forest Management Plan Template developed jointly by the American Forest Foundation, the USDA Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A forest management plan developed using the National Template meets enrollment criteria for forest landowner outreach, certification, and cost-share programs offered by the three entities.
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, November 15, 2013 - 8:21am
Written by Florida State Forester Jim Karels and South Carolina State Forester & NASF Forest Markets Committee Chair Gene Kodama.
The article addresses how the South maintains sustainable forests through their robust forest markets programs.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:29am
The FY2012 State and Private Forestry Report and supporting Appendix of State Fact Sheets gives an overview of success stories in the different programs that fall under the State and Private Forestry department of the USDA Forest Service. This year's report is titled Forests: An Investment in the Future and features at least one success story from each of NASF's 59 member states, territories and districts.
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:17am
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of all 50 state forestry agencies, the eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State Foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection on over half of the nation’s forestland, which is held in private or non-federal public ownership. They are also key stakeholders and often cooperators in the management of federal lands...
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:15pm
A summary of Association activities for the 2012 fiscal year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:01pm
The U.S. forest products manufacturing and forestry subsectors industry has declined drastically over the last two decades. Yet, despite the dramatic decreases in mills, jobs and public land management; shifting land ownerships; soaring imports; and persistent recession since 2008, the U.S. remains the world’s largest producer of industrial timber and second largest exporter, after Canada.
This paper examines the various issues surrounding forest markets.
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 9:08am
Dear Under Secretary Sherman and Chief Tidwell,
We're writing to thank you for your efforts to promote the use of wood in green building construction and request your continued support on this important issue. Specifically, we ask that as you allocate research funding to Forest Service research units, you provide an additional $6 million above the fiscal year 2011 level to the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to support wood products life cycle assessment and other green building...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 11:41am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Markets Committee (FMC)
ISSUE OF CONCERN: The FMC has identified the loss of US wood products markets as a major concern for the United States' forest industry and economy. Until year 2000, the U.S. share of world industrial roundwood remained stable for 40 years at 25 percent, according to the Southern Forest Resource Assessment. But over the last decade, production has declined to 20% (not including fuelwood), and values of imports have exceeded exports....