Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:11am
The following resolutions were approved on September 15, 2015 at the Annual Meeting in Olympic Valley, California.
Resolution 2015-01—Tax Reform. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Tax Policy and its Relationship to Managing and Protecting the Nation’s Forest Resource.”
Policy Statement 2015-01—Tax Reform. This policy statement was adopted by resolution 2015-01.
Resolution 2015-02—Endangered Species Act. This resolution adopts the policy statement, “Improving the...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
The 2015 NASF Annual report highlights the theme Adapting to Change, which is as relevant in the natural world as it is in the worlds of agencies and associations. Like forests, the policy, communications and partnership environments in which NASF operates are dynamic ecosystems. Issues and the people behind them are constantly changing.
In this year's report you will see this theme illustrated by our NASF Foundation photography fellows. You will see our work on important priorities such as the...
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:49pm
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:46pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION:
NASF Executive Committee
ISSUE OF CONCERN:
Standardizing the format of NASF Resolutions
NASF adopts resolutions and policy statements to state the official views of the association on public policy issues, including legislation and policies adopted by various agencies of the Federal government. Resolutions also recognize individuals and give thanks to meeting sponsors and supporters. In the past, resolutions followed a format of points in support of the...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:55pm
Dear Chief Tidwell:
This past spring, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – International Programs, submitted an event proposal to the World Forest Congress (WFC), convening this year in Durban, South Africa, September 7 – 11. Specifically, our proposal focused on how unique, multi-collaborative stakeholder efforts have made the USFS Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) a truly successful collaborative effort and a program worthy...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:25pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) submits these comments in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed regulation to revise and clarify 50 CFR 424.14 regarding petitions for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (80 Fed. Reg. 29286). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage some 63.1 million acres of...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:19pm
Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Wyden:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to commend your leadership for holding a hearing on the National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 1691). State Foresters have a strong interest in the health and productivity of all forests – public and private. NASF is concerned that the current level of active management on USDA Forest Service (USFS) National Forest System (NFS) lands is insufficient to address the scope,...
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:45am
March 16, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) submits these comments in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) publication of a proposed rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to provide conservation measures for the northern long-eared bat. (80 Fed. Reg. 2371). We understand that this proposal and the conservation measures outlined therein would only take effect if the USFWS determines that a threatened...
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:41am
February 9, 2015
Dear Mr. Donnay,
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Information Collection: Good Neighbor Agreement With State Cooperators, 79 Fed. Reg. 73026 (Dec. 9, 2014). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage more than 63 million acres of publicly owned land and...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:58am
April 24, 2015
Dear Mr. El-Lissy,
On behalf of all of the State Foresters in the United States, I want to thank Agency Administrator Kevin Shea, you, and the APHIS leadership team for hosting the meeting with me and other members of the forest sector on March 25. It was a most productive discussion of our shared interests in protecting the health of the nation’s forests.
As you know, the National Association of State Foresters has been a strong partner of APHIS for many years. We believe the...