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gosullivan
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 9:40pm
June 22, 2012 Jeremy Bauer Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Attention: Water Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195 Dear Mr. Bauer: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF)1 and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of intent (NOI) to revise stormwater regulations to specify that a Clean...
tbeckman
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:13pm
Dear Senator: Our organizations – representing business owners, forest landowners, sportsmen and women, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and conservationists – urge your opposition to Amendment #2313, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (RUT). Lee Amendment #2313 to the Senate Farm Bill would permanently eliminate the Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a highly successful Cooperative Forestry program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The Forest Legacy Program is a voluntary, grant-...
tbeckman
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:19pm
Dear Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, and Minority Leader Pelosi: We are large and small organizations, businesses and landowners from all across America who believe that the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is vital to the future of our country’s natural resources. We commend the efforts of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to move the Farm Bill forward in these fiscally challenging times, but as this process progresses, we urge that no further...
tbeckman
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:45pm
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: As the House Agriculture Committee considers programs and funding for the 2012 Farm Bill, the approximately 90 undersigned organizations request your support for the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting Authority, with no changes, in the 2012 Farm Bill. First enacted as a pilot program in the FY1999 Interior Appropriations bill and then reauthorized for another 10 years within the 2003 Omnibus Public Lands bill,...
tbeckman
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:40pm
Dear Leaders Reid and McConnell: On behalf of the millions of forest owners, conservationists, hunters, anglers, forest product manufacturers, and natural resource professionals represented in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, we are writing to request that you bring the bi-partisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, before the full Senate for consideration in an open process, as soon as possible. We know there are many issues facing the U.S. Senate and we are aware that there...
admin
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:41am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts: As the Senate Agriculture Committee considers programs and funding for the 2012 Farm Bill, the undersigned organizations request your support for the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting Authority, with no changes, in the 2012 Farm Bill. First enacted as a pilot program in the FY1999 Interior Appropriations bill and then reauthorized for another 10 years within the 2003 Omnibus Public Lands bill, stewardship...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:40am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran: The undersigned organizations collectively believe in the importance and utility of up-to-date inventory and analysis on forests in the United States. The USDA Forest Service-Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program provides critical information that enables sound policy and forest management decisions. We fully recognize the difficult decisions that come with addressing reductions to the Federal budget and ask your support to fund FIA at no...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:35am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:The undersigned organizations are writing to express our strong support for maintaining funding levels in the FY 2013 appropriations process for essential wildfire risk reduction and protection programs at the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior. While we recognize Congress' responsibility to address the nation's fiscal crisis through prudent reductions in federal spending, funding the hazardous fuels programs and the State Fire...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:28am
Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran: On behalf of the American people, lawmakers have committed to embracing fiscal responsibility- ensuring that tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. We fully acknowledge and appreciate that a major component of fiscal responsibility must involve reducing federal spending by eliminating unnecessary, duplicative, and wasteful programs. However, the commitment to the American people must also include making smart investments in programs...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 9:41am
NASF COMMENTS ON LEED 2012 (3RD COMMENT DRAFT) BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, INTERIOR DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION, EXISTING BUILDINGS AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MATERIALS AND RESOURCES: BUILDING REUSE AND WHOLE BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT CommentBuilding construction and every-day use represents a large portion of our energy consumption in the United States, accounting for approximately 40% of all energy expended, nationwide. According to the recent study completed by the USDA Forest...

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