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tbeckman
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:33pm
The undersigned organizations represent state agencies charged with implementation of the Clean Water Act, and protection of natural resources, fish, wildlife, forests, floodplains and the environment.  We appreciate the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) effort to prepare the September 2013 draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.  We are pleased to offer the following shared perspectives.  First,...
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
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:29am
Our groups are members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous leadership you demonstrated in ensuring that the fiscal year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution included a reimbursement of non-fire funds transferred to pay for fire suppression at the USDA Forest Service and Department of the Interior in FY 2013. Repayment of these funds will help minimize further disruption caused by the transfers. However,...
gosullivan
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:59pm
September 16, 2013   The Honorable Harold Rogers United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Nita Lowey United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Michael K. Simpson United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable James P. Moran United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Simpson, and Ranking Member Moran:   The undersigned...
gosullivan
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:25pm
The Honorable Jack Reed United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski, We are facing another terrible fire season that is costing lives, damaging properties and harming our public lands and the many resources and jobs that they provide. Once again, the USDA Forest Service has been forced to begin transferring funds from important forest management, restoration, and public...
gosullivan
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:17pm
The Honorable Michael K. Simpson United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James P. Moran United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran, We are facing another terrible fire season that is costing lives, damaging properties and harming our public lands and the many resources and jobs that they provide. Once again, the USDA Forest Service has been forced to begin transferring funds from important...
tbeckman
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:49am
Attached are the comments and suggestions offered to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative in regards to their SFI Standards.
tbeckman
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:46am
Dear Administrator McCarthy: The recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacating EPA's Deferral Rule for biogenic carbon emissions under the Tailoring Rule has created significant uncertainty for biomass and forest products facilities that have begun operations, construction, or major modifications since the July 20, 2011, effective date of the Deferral Rule. Companies and municipalities have made – and are planning to make – significant capital...
tbeckman
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:03pm
Dear Director Burwell, Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell: We are writing to add urgency and support to the recent Call to Action issued by Senators Wyden, Murkowski, Udall and Risch (Letter, 6/28/13) regarding the need for a new fire funding approach that does not pit emergency wildfire preparedness and suppression against proactive forest management programs that can actually reduce the need for emergency expenditures in the future. The current federal approach to funding wildland fire...
tbeckman
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...

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