Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:53pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:09am
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 1:57pm
Dear Members of Congress:
For years the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have “robbed from Peter to pay Paul,” by transferring money out of vital agency programs and services in order to fund wildfire suppression costs. This practice is negatively affecting land management programs including those that decrease long-term wildfire risk and costs.
The Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions believes that the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, S. 1875...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:02am
NASF Farm Bill Platform v. House and Senate Approved Farm Bill
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
Dear Secretary Jewell and Secretary Vilsack:
On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters I would like to thank you for your continued support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (“Cohesive Strategy”). The National Association of State Foresters supports the final phase, Phase III, of the development of the Cohesive Strategy. As we move into implementation it is important to note that this national, multiyear interagency collaborative effort is different from...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:54am
The National Association of State Foresters 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 publicly‐owned land and provide technical and financial assistance to more than 10 million family forest landowners who are the stewards of 264 million acres of forest land. State forestry agencies also provide wildland fire protection and forest...
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:48am
Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member Moran,
Dear Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, Chairman Reed, and Ranking Member Murkowski,
The undersigned organizations, members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus, write to urge you to address the vexing issue of wildfire suppression funding in fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations. We respectfully request that the Committee correct this wildfire suppression funding issue by...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:30pm
Attached are files for the 2014 Fire Committee/CMS Meeting, held in Tempe, AZ.
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:26am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Senator Cochran, Chairman Lucas, and Ranking Member Peterson:
We write to express our support to retain without amendment the Silvicultural Activities provision in the final version of the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642 -- the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, in. The House of Representatives added this provision to the bill by unanimous voice vote. The provision is identical to bipartisan legislation, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act (H.R. 2026),...
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:21am
Written by Florida State Forester Jim Karels and South Carolina State Forester & NASF Forest Markets Committee Chair Gene Kodama.
The article addresses how the South maintains sustainable forests through their robust forest markets programs.