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tbeckman
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:54pm
Attached is the LWCF Resolution (includes Forest Legacy Program) that was approved at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting.
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 11:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: National Policy to Ensure Sustainable Forests in the United States BACKGROUND: Our nation’s forests are being threatened. The values at risk are not trivial – clean and abundant water, habitat for plants and animals, rural community stability, energy self-sufficiency, and access for recreation and spiritual renewal. These benefits are too important to have their future left to chance. While the U.S. can...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION:NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN:Implementation of the Forestry Title in the 2002 Farm Bill BACKGROUND:The National Association of State Foresters passed Resolution No. 2001-8 last year, indicating its support for a strong Forestry Title in the 2002 Farm Bill that recognizes the important contribution of non-industrial private forest (NIPF) lands. Thankfully, this year Congress passed one of the strongest Farm Bills supportive of forestry on...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 12:00am
Origin of Resolution: NASF Forest Fire Protection Committee Issue of Concern: Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program Background: The term "firewise", which means being knowledgeable and prepared for wildfire in residential or urban settings, was first coined in 1992 following the disastrous firestorms in Oakland (CA) and Spokane (WA) when 27 lives and more than 3,000 structures were lost. In response, an interagency group began a national, wildland urban interface initiative. In 1996...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION:Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN:Support for Methyl Bromide Fairness Act BACKGROUND:Methyl bromide, a natural organic compound produced by oceans, forest fires, and some leafy plants, is used in numerous applications important to forest management, particularly nursery management. Although forest tree nurseries use only about 1 percent of the methyl bromide used annually in all applications, the value of the trees produced in nurseries far outweighs the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, October 9, 1998 - 12:00am
Changing the Status of the Economic Action Committee SITUATION: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has worked in partnership with the USDA Forest Service for more than a decade to implement forest-based economic assistance projects in rural communities. An ad-hoc NASF Rural Development Committee was created in the 1980's to provide national oversight and input for these activities. Over the past two decades, the Forest Service has expanded their community assistance programs...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 13, 1991 - 12:00am
THE FORESTRY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (FIP)(retired by Resolution No. 2004-6) WHEREAS: fifty-seven percent of all commercial timberland in the United States is owned by nonindustrial private forest land (NIPF) owners; and WHEREAS: concern over the level of financial investments made on NIPF lands and about the resulting effect on the nation's future timber supply, led Congress to create the Forestry Incentives Program; and WHEREAS: independent economic analysis have shown that FIP cost-shared...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, October 19, 1990 - 12:00am
RELEASING "H" MODEL HELICOPTERS TO STATE FOREST FIRE SUPPRESSION PROGRAMS WHEREAS: many state forestry programs have been utilizing Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) helicopters for fire suppression purposes since the early 1960's and the UH-1 models currently used by most states are old and replacement parts are becoming difficult or impossible to obtain; and WHEREAS: changes in the economy have reduced the numbers of "call-when-needed" helicopters, and helicopters have been in short...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, October 19, 1990 - 12:00am
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL(retired by Resolution No. 2004-6) WHEREAS: the President's budget for FY 1991 calls for a significant new environmental program entitled America the Beautiful; and WHEREAS: part of this program is a major national tree planting initiative, with a goal of planting, maintaining and improving one billion trees per year in communities and rural areas throughout the United States; and WHEREAS: this will be accomplished by cooperative public-private partnerships, increased...

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