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Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Forest Certification as it Contributes to Sustainable Forestry" as a Policy Statement for the National Association of State Foresters. BACKGROUND:Forest certification has emerged as another tool to promote sustainable forestry practices. Three major programs operating in the U.S. - the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Markets Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Green Building and the Role of Wood Products BACKGROUND: WHEREAS buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and CO2 emissions; accounting for one-third to one-half of the energy expended in the United States; and WHEREAS the materials used in building construction can have a significant effect on a building's environmental footprint; and WHEREAS sustainable or green architecture can help to substantially reduce...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
*/ ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Forest Fire Protection Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Retiring out-of-date resolutions. BACKGROUND: The NASF Forest Fire Protection Committee has reviewed all resolutions from the year 2003 that fall under the jurisdiction of the Committee.  The Committee has reviewed the following resolution and found it to be out-of-date or no longer relevant and recommends retirement.  2003: Resolution 2003-1 (Relating to Reimbursement of Non Federal Partners on Non Fire...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
*/ ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Urban and Community Forestry Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: Promote the Goals of the Tree Campus USA Program Managed and Delivered by the Arbor Day Foundation BACKGROUND: To recognize the Tree Campus USA program's efforts to engage college and university campuses in urban forestry best management practices. Under the administration of the Arbor Day Foundation ("ADF"), Tree Campus USA will help America's colleges and universities demonstrate practices that protect and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Executive CommitteeNASF Forest Markets CommitteeNASF Forest Resource Management Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN:Adopting "Climate Change Issues, Policy and the Role of Forests" as a Policy Statement for the National Association of State Foresters. BACKGROUND:State, national and international climate change policies seek to account for and reward CO2 emission reductions and sequestration from the forest sector to varying degrees. As a consequence, decisions on how programs...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
NASF RESOLUTION No. 2008-1: Endorsing priority concepts to advance as action requests with a new Administration. ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: NASF Executive Committee ISSUE OF CONCERN: 2009 Presidential Transition BACKGROUND: Anticipating the 2008 presidential election, the National Association of State Foresters should exert early leadership by communicating priority concepts with the presidential candidates, and by advancing those concepts as action requests with the newly elected Administration....
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, September 29, 2008 - 6:07pm
The purpose of this MOU is to strengthen cooperation among the Parties that results in coordinated interagency delivery of forestry-related conservation assistance to private landowners in order to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's private working lands - forest land, cropland, pasture, and rangeland. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 2:16pm
Establishing and maintaining a CWPP depends on widespread collaboration among landowners, emergency response agencies, and federal, state and local officials. The new Community Guide offers innovative strategies, case studies and other resources to improve coordination and communication among stakeholders as they develop, implement, and monitor the success of a CWPP. The Community Guide was developed under the leadership of the Wildland Fire Leadership Council, which provides intergovernmental...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:35am
Prepared for the National Association of State Foresters, Forest Markets Committee by Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, September 2008 The purpose of this report is to review the status of woody biomass as an energy resource, the tatus of the technologies for using it (particularly the new ones under development which could broaden the use of biomass), and to suggest a strategy to NASF for actions it and its members could take to increase the use of woody biomass for energy. NASF's...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:28am
Based on research and analysis by Carla Harper, West 65, Inc. Excerpt from the summary: The renewed interest in wood as an energy source, and the new interest in valuing ecosystem services, presents an opportunity to re-awaken the American public's understanding that the nation's forests are a strategic national resource. Some percentage of the landscape will, and should, be set aside for passive management to protect sensitive areas, ecological reserves, and wilderness areas. On the other...

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