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SAF National Position Statements

Biodiversity
Biomass Energy
Budgets
Clearcutting
Climate Change
Federal Forest Management
Fire
Forest Inventory
Pest Management
Private Forest Management
Professionals in Natural Resource Management
Roads
Science
Urban Forestry


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State Society and Division Position Statements


Biodiversity

Position Statements
Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems, expires October 22, 2018

Biomass Energy

Congressional Action/Testimony
SAF, Yankee Div. and MA SAF comment on MA draft biomass regulations, October 21, 2010
SAF Comments on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, April 13, 2010
Joint Letter to Sec. Vilsack supporting USDA position on biomass, October 13, 2009
Joint Biomass letter to Senate: Biomass Fuel Qualification; August 5, 2009
SAF letter to House Energy Committee on Problematic Biomass Definition 5-19-09, May 26, 2009
Joint Letter to Chairman Waxman and Ranking Member Barton: Renewable Electricity Standard; May 6, 2009
Joint Letter to Chairman Bingaman and Ranking Member Murkowski: Renewable Electricity Standard; May 6, 2009
Testimony: Indirect Land Use and Renewable Biomass Provisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard; May 8, 2009
Testimony regarding Renewable Energy Standard to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Feb 17, 2009

Position Statements
Utilization of Forest Biomass for Energy, expires March 2017.

Budgets

Congressional Action/Testimony

Testimony of Dr. Robert Malmsheimer, House Appropriations 2012

Clearcutting

Position Statements
Clearcutting as a Silvicultural Practice, expires October 22, 2018

Climate Change

Congressional Action/Testimony
SAF submission to EPA re: bioenergy and biogenic carbon September 13, 2010
Dr. Elaine Oneil Testimony on Climate Change and Adaptation on Public Lands, November 18, 2009
Joint Letter to Senator Stabenow in support of Forest Offsets legislation, November 4, 2009
Testimony: SAF Member Tom Troxel on Global Warming’s Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry before the House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, June 18, 2009
Testimony: Matthew Smith on the future of federal forest policy before the House Agriculture Committee, June 3, 2009

Position Statements

Forest Carbon Education Group The FCEG’s Guidance Document on Managed Forests in Climate Change Policy
Forest Management and Climate Change expiring December 8, 2013
Forest Offset Projections in a Carbon Trading System expiring March 2017

Federal Forest Management

Congressional Action/Testimony
SAF Comments on USDA Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule Directives
SAF Submits Testimony to House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Testimony of Dr. Charles McKetta, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry March 13, 2013.
SAF Comments on USDA Forest Service Project-Level Predecisional Administrative Review Process
SAF submits Testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee regarding August 15th Colorado Wildfire Field Hearing
Comments on Stewardship Contracting for Senate Agriculture Committee
SAF Comments on CEQ Draft NEPA Guidelines
Stewardship Contracting Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee
SAF Comments on the 2011 Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule and DEIS
Bill Crapser, State Forester of Wyoming Testifying on behalf of SAF on HR 5192, the Forest Ecosystem Recovery & Protection Act
SAF testimony on S 2798, the National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act, March 22, 2010
Stephen Fitzgerald testimony for SAF on the Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection and Jobs Act of 2009, March 10, 2010
SAF Planning Rule Notice of Intent Comments, February 16, 2010
SAF letter of support for the National Forest Insect & Disease Emergency Act, January 11, 2010
SAF letter of support for HFRA II, December 7, 2009
SAF and CWSF letter to Senate Energy Committee supporting Good Neighbor Authority, October 27, 2009
Joint Letter to Senators Feinstein and Alexander in support of Funding for Forest Landscape Restoration Act, June 3, 2009
Joint Letter to Representatives Dicks and Simpson in support of Funding for Forest Landscape Restoration Act; June 2, 2009
Letter to Senator Wyden: Proposed Oregon Restoration and Old Growth Protection Act; May 12, 2009
Position Statements
Timber Harvesting on Public Lands; expires June 2, 2017
Utilization of Forest Biomass to Restore Forest Health and Improve US Energy Security; expires October 19, 2010


Fire

Congressional Action/Testimony

Position Statements
Wildland Fire Management expires June 2019

Forest Inventory

Position Statements
Forest Inventory and Analysis Program; expires 10-31-16

Pest Management

Position Statements
Herbicide Use on Forest Lands; expires June 2019
Nonnative Invasive Forest Species; March 2017

Private Forest Management

Position Statements
Protecting Endangered Species Habitat on Private Land; expires October 22, 2018
SAF Submits Brief to the Supreme Court in Forest Roads Case
Conservation Easements; expires June 2, 2018
Federal Tax Treatment of Forest Land; expires 10-31-16
Utilization of Forest Biomass to Restore Forest Health and Improve US Energy Security; expires October 19, 2010
Loss of Forest Land; expires December 5, 2014
Public Regulation of Private Forest Practices; expires June 2, 2018


Professionals in Natural Resource Management

SAF comments on BLM Forests and Woodlands Management Division and Rangeland Resources Division Merger

Position Statements
State Programs to Credential Foresters expires June 13, 2015
Professionals in Public Natural Resource Management Agencies expires May 16, 2014

Roads

SAF Submits Brief to the Supreme Court in Forest Roads Case
SAF, Colorado-Wyoming State Society Comment on 2011 Proposed Colorado Roadless Rule

Position Statements
Roads in Managed Forests; expires December 5, 2014

Science

Position Statements
Regulation of Genetically Modified Trees, expires October 22, 2018

Urban Forestry

Position Statements
Urban and Community Forestry: expires December 7, 2018