Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:21pm
The National Association of State Foresters has submitted comments in response to the proposed interim rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (79 Fed. Reg. 65836).
NASF has a strong interest in Farm Bill implementation, particularly as it applies to those programs authorized under the Conservation Title. Programs such as CSP are integral to the programs and policies contained in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (PL...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:55pm
Dear Administrator McCarthy:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to define “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) published on April 21, 2014 (79 FR 22188). NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State foresters manage and protect, or assist private...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:39am
Every two years the National Association of State Foresters conducts a survey of its 59 State Forester members. The survey aims to capture key information about the non-federal forestlands in the United States and the role of State Foresters in enhancing their value, representing public interests, and protecting these lands from fire, disease, fragmentation and other resource threats.
The survey includes information about forestry programs, agency budgets, and funding support pertinent to each...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
The National Association of State Foresters has released the FY 2013 Annual Report on Communities at Risk.
The National Association of State Foresters continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity.
The FY 2013 data were collected through the U.S. Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:35am
The attached report provides an analysis and evaluation of the National Forest Management Plan Template developed jointly by the American Forest Foundation, the USDA Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A forest management plan developed using the National Template meets enrollment criteria for forest landowner outreach, certification, and cost-share programs offered by the three entities.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:27am
Attention: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2012-0096
Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0072
Dear Sir or Madam:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to provide comment on the two above-referenced proposed rule changes. NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State foresters manage and protect, or assist private landowners in the management and protection, of more than two-thirds of the nation's...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:22am
Dear President Obama,
We are writing to you, as members of the Forest‐Climate Working Group, to thank you for the central role that you have created for U.S. forests and forest products in your Climate Action Plan and the new natural resources policy proposals that you have announced this week. Your new proposals will leverage the potential for U.S. forests and forest products to mitigate the effects of climate change through carbon sequestration and aid communities in climate preparedness by...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:11pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management
This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.
Forest Health Strategic Plan
This resolution addresses the ...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:51pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments. It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.
NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the woods, the work of State Foresters benefits all Americans....