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Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 4:10pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts: On behalf of the millions of forest owners, conservationists, hunters, anglers, forest product manufacturers, and natural resource professionals represented in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, we are pleased to offer some initial recommendations as you begin your work to shape the 2012 Farm Bill. We know you and your colleagues on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee are faced with significant budget deficit issues...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:46am
NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs). This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The FY2010 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2010.
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:48am
Jodi KramerUSDA Forest Service 16002 Ontario Street Sandpoint, ID 83864 Dear Jodi: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) supports the U.S. Forest Service aerial delivery of fire retardants under "Guidelines for Aerial Application of Retardant or Foam Near Waterways" (2000 Guidelines), which are designed to minimize the impact of aerially delivered fire retardants on aquatic life and habitat. The existing guidelines are reasonable and prudent and minimize adverse impacts of aerial...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:53am
Dear Vice President Biden, Senators Inouye, Kyl, Baucus and Representatives Cantor, Clyburn, and Van Hollen: We are a diverse group of organizations representing millions of Americans committed to the conservation of our nation's fresh water, air, land, productive soils, oceans, fish and wildlife, and places for outdoor recreation and to the industries and rural communities these resources support. We are writing to express our deep concern about the fate in the budget negotiations now underway...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:51am
Dear Secretary Vilsack: We are writing to congratulate you on your new green building strategy and your efforts to promote wood products as an environmentally preferable building material. We greatly appreciate your leadership and strong support on this issue. As you and your staff work to implement this policy, we hope USDA will play a leadership role within and among the federal agencies on this issue, demonstrate to Capitol Hill the environmental and economic benefits wood products bring to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:39pm
RE: Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new National Forest SystemLand Management Planning Rule The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the USDA Forest Service (USFS) publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (proposed rule) published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2011 (Fed. Reg. Vol. 76, No. 30). The NASF is comprised of the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:15pm
Written Public Testimony of the National Association of State Foresters Submitted to the Senate Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies FY12 Appropriations Recommendations for the USDA Forest Service The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to submit written public testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies regarding our Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 appropriations...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 1:33pm
NASF and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities have teamed to produce a series of co-branded briefs, "Issues in the Forest." The first in the series provides a solid overview of torrefaction technology: where it stands and who's pursuing it.      
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Proposed Rule on the Deferral for CO2 Emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources Under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Programs (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0083; FRL-9283-8). The NASF is comprised of the directors of all of the nation's state and territorial forestry agencies...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:29am
Commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the bi-partisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a nationwide survey of voters to assess key public perceptions and values related to forests.The new results reveal a striking consensus among Americans: Voters strongly value the nation's forests, especially as sources of clean air and water. Voters have an increased...