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tbeckman
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:34am
Dear Chief Tidwell, We are writing to first thank you for your continued leadership in promoting wood as a green building material. We ask that you renew your commitment to this effort by investing $1 million in your FY2015 budget for a partnership between WoodWorks and the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to bring products to market especially in the nonresidential building sector. As you know, our diverse group of organizations is united around the idea that increasing the use of...
tbeckman
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:43pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran: The undersigned organizations write in support of the nomination of Robert Bonnie as the Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Bonnie will bring critical insight into innovative approaches to conserve and manage America's farms, ranches and forest lands. Mr. Bonnie is a leading national expert on efforts to reward...
tbeckman
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:40pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran: The undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the nomination of Krysta Harden as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In her four years at the Department, Ms. Harden has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of and genuine concern for the varied interests of USDA’s many constituencies. She has shown even-handed judgment in working with diverse stakeholders, and she has been an integral member...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:03pm
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture   Re: Planning Rule - strengthening coordination with state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) are dedicated to maintaining healthy working forests that provide revenues, employment, forest based products, and environmental services for state, tribal, regional communities and the nation as a whole. State...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 2:40pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents thedirectors of forestry agencies from the fifty states, eight U.S. Territories and associated states, and theDistrict of Columbia. NASF members are deeply committed to water quality protection and representthe public interest in administering best management practices (BMP) programs that control non-pointsource water pollution from forestry activities. We write today in support of your efforts...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:10am
Dear Administrator Jackson and Assistant Secretary Darcy: The organizations below are pleased to provide the following comments in response to proposed guidance regarding the scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, as published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in the Federal Register on May 2, 2011. The guidance has been jointly reviewed by the signatory agencies and organizations that collectively support water resource...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:51am
Dear Secretary Vilsack: We are writing to congratulate you on your new green building strategy and your efforts to promote wood products as an environmentally preferable building material. We greatly appreciate your leadership and strong support on this issue. As you and your staff work to implement this policy, we hope USDA will play a leadership role within and among the federal agencies on this issue, demonstrate to Capitol Hill the environmental and economic benefits wood products bring to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Proposed Rule on the Deferral for CO2 Emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources Under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Programs (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0083; FRL-9283-8). The NASF is comprised of the directors of all of the nation's state and territorial forestry agencies...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 2:26pm
RE: Dual Regulation of Pesticide Applications Under FIFRA & CWA The undersigned organizations respectfully urge the Senate to join the House of Representatives and take legislative action to avoid duplicative environmental permitting requirements for applications of pesticides for public health and agricultural purposes. As a result of a series of court decisions, such applications are now governed - contrary to Congress' intent - by both the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Federal...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 12:19pm
May 18, 2010 Re: U.S. Forest Sector Opportunities in Climate and Energy Legislation Dear Majority Leader Reid: We the undersigned forestry and conservation organizations are writing to encourageyou, as you work on the Kerry-Lieberman climate and energy legislation, to ensure astrong role for the U.S. forest sector. The U.S. forest sector has immense potential todrive cost-effective carbon mitigation and adaptation, which will in turn create neweconomic opportunities for forest products...

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