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Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 9:08am
Dear Under Secretary Sherman and Chief Tidwell, We're writing to thank you for your efforts to promote the use of wood in green building construction and request your continued support on this important issue. Specifically, we ask that as you allocate research funding to Forest Service research units, you provide an additional $6 million above the fiscal year 2011 level to the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to support wood products life cycle assessment and other green building...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 12:07pm
Dear Ms. Pfeifer:The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) commends the Vibrant Cities &Urban Forests Task Force (Task Force) for their efforts to deliver recommendations regarding the future of urban forestry in the United States. State foresters share the vision of the Task Force that a diverse, growing, accessible urban forest will be considered fundamental to healthy, sustainable communities, neighborhoods and people. We greatly appreciated the invitation to have two state...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 8:54am
Ken SandlerOffice of Governmentwide PolicyGeneral Services Administration1275 First Street, NE, Room 633 DWashington, DC 20417 Dear Mr. Sandler: The undersigned organizations respectfully submit the following comments to the Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) in response to the request published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2011. Our organizations work collectively to ensure the sustainability of the nation's forests, encourage the use of products from well-managed forests and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:29am
Dear Chairman Reed, Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Murkowski, and Ranking MemberMoran: The undersigned organizations request your support to adequately fund the Hazardous Fuels program under the Wildland Fire Management Portion of the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) budgets as the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee considers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding levels. The Hazardous Fuels program serves as the primary source of funding to treat forests to reduce...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:15am
Dear Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Member: The undersigned organizations, representing millions of members across the country, urge the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reject disproportionate cuts to farm bill programs as a part of any deficit reduction plan. While we understand the need to have the farm bill contribute to the task of finding at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, farm, food and rural spending should not be asked to do more than its fair share. It is also...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:10am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts:   The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) represents city mayors, community nonprofits, national associations, nursery and landscape professionals, urban planners, city managers, public works professionals, arborists, utility professionals, foresters, scientists, and others nationwide. Working together since 2004, these diverse professionals monitor, care and advocate for urban trees and green infrastructure. We are pleased to offer...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 4:25pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts: The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) represents city mayors, community nonprofits, nationalassociations, nursery and landscape professionals, urban planners, city managers, public worksprofessionals, arborists, utility professionals, foresters, scientists, and others nationwide. Workingtogether since 2004, these diverse professionals monitor, care and advocate for urban trees and greeninfrastructure. We are pleased to offer...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:59pm
Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski: As the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies considers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget for the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI), the undersigned organizations request your support for a 10-year reauthorization of the Stewardship Contracting authority within the FY 2012 budget. First enacted as a pilot program in the FY1999 Interior Appropriations bill and then reauthorized...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 4:56pm
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: 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 pleased to offer recommendations for the 2012 Farm Bill that we agree will address current and emerging private forest issues. Why Address Private Forests in the Farm Bill?The nation's private forests, which make up more than two‐thirds of all...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 1:23pm
The Honorable Debbie Stabenow, ChairThe Honorable Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry The Honorable Glenn Thompson, Chair The Honorable Tim Holden, Ranking Member House of Representatives Committee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry The 2008 Farm Bill set into motion landmark changes in the way trees and forests will be managed, conserved, used and enjoyed today and for future generations. It provided new guidance on how forestry agencies...

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