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CSP Interim Rule Comments

The National Association of State Foresters has submitted comments in response to the proposed interim rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (79 Fed. Reg. 65836).

Comments On Changes To ESA

Attention: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2012-0096
Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0072

Dear Sir or Madam:

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to provide comment on the two above-referenced proposed rule changes. NASF represents the directors of state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State foresters manage and protect, or assist private landowners in the management and protection, of more than two-thirds of the nation's forests; more than 500 million acres.

Letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Federal Excess Property

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) welcomes today’s letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to completely resolve the federal excess property impasse.  

The Senate letter emphasized the importance of federal excess property to state foresters and our partners in responding to wildfire and protecting life and property in communities across the nation. 

NASF Letter: Tidwell - Comment on Proposed Directives for National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protections

Dear Chief Tidwell:

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the Proposed Directives for National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection on National Forest System Lands (79 Fed. Reg. 25824) promulgated by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service).

Request for Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Define Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act

NASF and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture request the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extend the comment period for the agencies’ Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” ("WOTUS") Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), which was published on April 21, 2014.

Coalition Letter: Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Support Letter (February 10, 2014)

Dear Members of Congress:

For years the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have “robbed from Peter to pay Paul,” by transferring money out of vital agency programs and services in order to fund wildfire suppression costs. This practice is negatively affecting land management programs including those that decrease long-term wildfire risk and costs.

NASF Letter: US Fish and Wildlife Public Comments on Northern Longeared Bat (January 2, 2014)

Dear sir/madam:

The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage some 63.1 million acres of publicly‐owned land and provide technical and financial assistance to more than 10 million family forest landowners who are the stewards of 264 million acres of forest land. State forestry agencies also provide wildland fire protection and forest health management services to 1.44 billion acres of both public and private land.


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