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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 - 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....
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:58pm
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee has announced the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees. See the full list of this year's honorees. Established in 2014, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts across the nation, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation.  The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are jointly sponsored by the...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:14pm
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) welcomes today’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to completely resolve the federal excess property impasse.   The Senate letter emphasized the importance of federal excess property to state foresters and our partners in responding to wildfire and protecting life and property in communities across the nation. 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:01am
Dear Chief Tidwell: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the Proposed Directives for National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection on National Forest System Lands (79 Fed. Reg. 25824) promulgated by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service). NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State forestry agencies have primary...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:09am
NASF is accepting nominations for the 2015 awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 24. We encourage you to send nominations for individuals who have made a significant impact on state and private forestry at the national level. The award designations honor former state foresters who were leaders in each respective award area. NASF urges partners and the forestry community to take the time to nominate individuals who have gone above and beyond to further our mission. Those...