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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...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:19pm
Dear Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski: Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran:  The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) represents a national coalition of diverse associations, nursery and landscape professionals, national and community nonprofits, urban planners, public works professionals, arborists, utility professionals, foresters, water quality experts, scientists, and others nationwide. Working together since 2004, this array of professionals monitor, care and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 2:18pm
February 27, 2012 Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Roberts, Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: Our organizations, which include millions of members from all across this country, are writing to express our strong support for the Conservation Title of the U.S. Farm Bill. We understand, of course, that the deliberations needed to re-authorize the Farm Bill in 2012 will be particularly difficult given the need to reduce federal government spending. We believe, however, that the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:03pm
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture   Re: Planning Rule - strengthening coordination with state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) are dedicated to maintaining healthy working forests that provide revenues, employment, forest based products, and environmental services for state, tribal, regional communities and the nation as a whole. State...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 5:25pm
The Honorable Lisa JacksonAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dear Administrator Jackson: Forests play an important role in the health of our environment and our economy-providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, forest products, and jobs. As strong advocates for maintaining healthy and sustainable forests and ensuring water quality, members of the undersigned state organizations support laws, regulations, and policies that contribute to that...
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...

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