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Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:35am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Council of Western State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Landscape-Scale Forest Management in the Vicinity of Federal Lands BACKGROUND:There is increasing consensus that sustaining and enhancing the health of forests in the U.S. requires a collaborative, landscape-scale approach. Forests across the nation face an increasing host of threats, including climate change, wildland fire, and insect and disease infestations. The one commonality among these threats is that they cross...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:01pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Forest Stewardship Plans when combined with effective technical assistance delivery systems can promote the establishment and perpetuation of planted forests as an integral part of healthy and productive forest ecosystems that achieve national goals for renewable energy while potentially offsetting pressures on native forests. BACKGROUND: Congress has considered several options and proposals for guidelines and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Forests can play a significantly larger role in providing a sustainable, low carbon fuel source to meet the nation's renewable energy goals. BACKGROUND:  Congress continues to consider legislation that would require utility providers to meet mandates to produce a portion of their energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass (among other renewables). Questions and concerns continue to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science & Health Committee; Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Maintain maximum relevance and utility of the FIA program BACKGROUND: A current and accurate forest inventory is a threshold requirement if we are to conserve and restore all of America's forests. The inventory must address the rapidly emerging issues of climate change, carbon, biomass, and land use change. But portions of the nation's forests are not being inventoried, funding is...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Forest Science and Health Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Roundtable for Sustainable Forests Draft Action Strategy BACKGROUND: NASF is a founding member and participant in the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests (RSF), which is an open and inclusive process committed to the goal of sustainable forest management (SFM) on public and private lands in the United States. The Montreal Process Criteria & Indicators (C&I) supports SFM by enhancing efficiencies for data...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Forest Certification as it Contributes to Sustainable Forestry" as a Policy Statement for the National Association of State Foresters. BACKGROUND:Forest certification has emerged as another tool to promote sustainable forestry practices. Three major programs operating in the U.S. - the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Markets Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Green Building and the Role of Wood Products BACKGROUND: WHEREAS buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and CO2 emissions; accounting for one-third to one-half of the energy expended in the United States; and WHEREAS the materials used in building construction can have a significant effect on a building's environmental footprint; and WHEREAS sustainable or green architecture can help to substantially reduce...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
NASF RESOLUTION No. 2008-1: Endorsing priority concepts to advance as action requests with a new Administration. ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Executive Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: 2009 Presidential Transition BACKGROUND: Anticipating the 2008 presidential election, the National Association of State Foresters should exert early leadership by communicating priority concepts with the presidential candidates, and by advancing those concepts as action requests with the newly elected Administration....
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)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm

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