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Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 10:04am
Background: The Nation's Forests  The United States has the fourth largest forest estate of any nation, with eight percent of the world's forests.  This represents approximately 750 million acres of forestland - about one-third of the nation's total land area.  Unlike other countries, 57 percent of U.S. forestland is owned by private interests; 43 percent is "public" land under the control of federal, state and local agencies. Almost two-thirds of private forestlands are located in the East,...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:03pm
SUBJECT: Improving Communication about Wildland Fire Activities TO: Conservation and Natural Resource Leaders from the: National Association of Conservation Districts National Association of State Foresters Natural Resources Conservation Service Forest Service Department of the Interior As conservation and natural resource leaders we are all very aware of the need to communicate effectively with citizens and communities, at the local level, about our programs and activities. We...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:46am
A Policy Statement approved by Resolution by 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) - are recognized internationally and continue to grow. While this growth is being driven by marketplace demands for "green" or "...
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...

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