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Friday, May 6, 2011
NASF recently submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Proposed Rule on the Deferral for CO2 Emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources. NASF's comments include the approach, rationale and other considerations the Agency should take into account as it moves toward a final...
Friday, May 6, 2011
Authorities from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will release an invasive wasp species this month to kill another invasive species, the emerald ash borer. Wisconsin becomes the 10th state to experiment with the Asian insect, which are reared in a U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service laboratory in...
Friday, May 6, 2011
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bob Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management, joined Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson at the National Interagency Fire Center this week for a briefing on this year's fire season. The southern part of the U.S. is expected to see significant wildfires this year thanks to dry...
Friday, May 6, 2011
Arkansas State Forester and NASF Vice President John Shannon provided comments to the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry this week focused on the USDA Forest Service proposed Planning Rule. "State Foresters have a strong interest in the planning rule," said Shannon, because "...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The European Union has signed an agreement with Indonesia aimed at curbing the flow of illegally harvested timber from Indonesia 's rainforests. The country is the world's third-largest tropical forest nation and the EU is a key market for its forest products, with an average value of timber and paper exports of $1.2...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Twenty-three of the state's 30 stewardship foresters will be lost if the Oregon Department of Forestry takes a 7.5 percent general fund budget cut, Oregon State Forester Doug Decker said in a legislative budget hearing, April 28. If lawmakers slash another 17.5 percent, the department will struggle to meet its statutory...
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Arbor Day Foundation honored the 16 of the nation's exemplary tree planters and environmental stewards on April 30 with the National Arbor Day Awards. Among the awardees was the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI), a partnership that includes mining regulatory authorities and state forestry agencies...
Monday, May 2, 2011
The red needles of a tree killed in a mountain pine beetle attack can ignite up to three times faster than the green needles of a healthy tree, new research has found. The findings by U.S. Forest Service ecologist Matt Jolly are being used by fellow ecologist Russ Parsons to develop a new model that is much more advanced...
Friday, April 29, 2011
In a poll commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and released today in support of Arbor Day, voters across the country were found to strongly value forests as sources of clear air and water as well as providers of good-paying jobs and essential products. The poll, conducted by the bi-...
Friday, April 29, 2011
The recent storms that devastated communities across the South havealso wiped out many landowners’ timber investments. The Alabama Forestry Commission is offering advice to help landowners cope with the loss and recovery of storm damage.

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