Other Issues & Policies

State Foresters view forests as a strategic national resource of vital importance to meeting the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy needs. Biomass from the nation’s public and private forests can and must be part of any solution to...

As a founding participant of the Forest Climate Working Group (FCWG), NASF helps develop recommendations for ensuring forests have a strong role in climate legislation. The Forest-Climate Working Group is a broad and diverse coalition of forest...

State Foresters have long been advocates of policies encouraging the use of domestic wood products for green building – from both economic and environmental perspectives. State foresters have a unique public trust responsibility for America’s...

About 71.7 million acres of forests are at risk of damage from insects, and diseases according to USDA Forest Service's 2013-2027 National Forest Insect and Disease Risk Map. Damage to our country’s forests puts homes and livelihoods in danger...

The forests of the United States provide wood products that play substantial environmental and economic roles in the U.S. green building movement.

The materials used in building construction have a significant effect on a building's...

The greatest challenge to sustaining America’s forests and their many valuable services is stemming the fragmentation and conversion of family-owned forest holdings. Both are largely driven by economic factors, and federal tax policy can play an...