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Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 4:37pm
The Honorable Senator Jeff BingamanUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Bingaman: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) would like to express our appreciation for your leadership in helping restore the nation's economy. Your amendment (195) to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act takes full advantage of existing USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) programs which will help restore and create at least 10,000 green jobs. NASF represents...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 5:20pm
NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities-at-risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans. The FY2008 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2008. Survey results indicate a significant increase in the number of communities at risk (CAR) that have been identified by State Foresters as being at reduced risk. The...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, January 26, 2009 - 8:59am
Dave White, Acting ChiefU.S. Department of AgricultureNatural Resources Conservation Service1400 Independence Avenue, SWRoom 6015-SWashington, DC 20250-2890 Dear Mr. White: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauds Congress' recognition of the need to expand the role of forestry in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). We offer the following comments in response to the interim final rules for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) State...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 12:30pm
*/ Introduction Demonstrating the need for continued commitment for Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) development in today's competitive funding environment depends on a consistent and credible process for documenting reduced risk to communities and fire suppression costs. A survey conducted by NASF in 2007 found that the number of communities covered by a CWPP has increased from 3,264 to 4,762, a 46 percent increase from 2006.[1] However, this accounts for only 10 percent of the 56,...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 8:49am
The Honorable David R. Obey, ChairmanHouse Appropriations CommitteeWashington DC 20515 The Honorable Norm Dicks, ChairmanInterior, Environment and Related Agencies SubcommitteeWashington DC 20515 Dear Chairman Obey and Chairman Dicks: During this economic crisis, thousands of jobs have been lost as the U.S. forest products industry has contracted due to all-time lows in home construction and reduced demand for paper and packaging materials. On behalf of the National Association of State...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 5:57am
The Honorable Nancy PelosiUnited States House of Representatives235 Cannon HOBWashington DC 20515 The Honorable Harry ReidUnited States Senate528 Hart Senate Office BldgWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard DurbinUnited States Senate309 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Steny HoyerUnited States House of Representatives1705 Longworth H.O.B.Washington, DC  20515 Dear Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Durbin and Representative Hoyer: The National...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, December 12, 2008 - 4:57pm
The purpose of this MOU is to provide a general framework of cooperation between NASF and the Arbor Day Foundation concerning the management and delivery of the Tree City USA program. Under the administration of the Arbor Day Foundation and with the endorsement of individual State Foresters, Tree City USA will help America's communities enhance the extent and health of their urban forests. In addition, the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with NASF members, provides an array of...
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 "...

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