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tbeckman
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:51am
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to include robust forestry and conservation titles as part of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (HR 2642). State Foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection for more than two-thirds of America’s forests. Our members work in close partnership with the Forest Service and the Natural...
tbeckman
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 3:11pm
Dear President Obama: The Forest-Climate Working Group, representing a diverse spectrum of forest industry, conservation, landowner, and agency interests, appreciates the opportunity to share our views with respect to climate change and U.S. forests, in response to your call to action on climate change. We are writing to urge you to include a clear role for U.S. forests, including working forests and the harvested wood products they generate, as part of the solution to addressing climate change...
gosullivan
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 2:04pm
Report to the Secretary of Agriculture Forestry Research Advisory Council[1] July 2, 2013[2]   Our nation’s forests contribute clean water, wildlife, carbon sequestration, jobs for rural communities, recreation, wood, energy, and other bio-based products. All forestlands, from the smallest family-owned parcel to the vast tracks of national forests, are key contributors to these goods and services. Threats to U.S. forests and the services they provide are increasing in intensity and scope....
tbeckman
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:43pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran: The undersigned organizations write in support of the nomination of Robert Bonnie as the Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Bonnie will bring critical insight into innovative approaches to conserve and manage America's farms, ranches and forest lands. Mr. Bonnie is a leading national expert on efforts to reward...
tbeckman
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:40pm
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran: The undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the nomination of Krysta Harden as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In her four years at the Department, Ms. Harden has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of and genuine concern for the varied interests of USDA’s many constituencies. She has shown even-handed judgment in working with diverse stakeholders, and she has been an integral member...
gosullivan
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:48pm
Dear Senator Crapo and Senator Wyden: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates your efforts to solidify the role of the longstanding state-based Best Management Practices (BMP) programs for managing nonpoint source discharges from forest roads. NASF’s members include the directors of all state and territorial forestry agencies and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have primary responsibility for administering forestry BMP programs designed to address nonpoint...
gosullivan
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:45pm
Dear Congresswoman Herrera Beutler and Congressman Schrader: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates your efforts to solidify the role of the longstanding state-based Best Management Practices (BMP) programs for managing nonpoint source discharges from forest roads. NASF’s members include the directors of all state and territorial forestry agencies and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have primary responsibility for administering forestry BMP programs designed to...
tbeckman
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:43am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to include robust forestry and conservation titles as part of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (S 954). State Foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection for more than two-thirds of America’s forests. Our members work in close partnership with the Forest Service and the Natural...
tbeckman
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:07am
Dear Congresswoman Matsui: The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) would like to thank you for your commitment to energy conservation and your recognition of the role properly placed trees have in mitigating greenhouse gasses and reducing electricity consumption. We write today in support of your efforts to assist retail power providers with the establishment and operation of targeted residential tree planting programs through your recently introduced bill HR 1807 “The Residential Energy...
tbeckman
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 9:37am
Written Public Testimony of John “Chris” Maisch C.F. State Forester and Division Director, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry On Behalf of State of Alaska Submitted to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources June 25, 2013 Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Murkowski, and Members of the Committee. My name is Chris Maisch and I am the Alaska State Forester and Division Director for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. On...

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