Washington, DC – The National Alliance of Forest Owners released the following statement on the reintroduction of the National Prescribed Fire Act. “We applaud Senators Wyden, Manchin, Cantwell, and Feinstein for reintroducing the National Prescribed Fire Act. This commonsense bill supports prescribed burns as an essential, science-based strategy for reducing the risk of severe wildfire.
2021 News Archives
The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) applauds the inclusive, voluntary and collaborative approaches embraced by the Biden-Harris administration in its America the Beautiful Initiative, released today, which outlines the administration’s goal to conserve 30% of the nation’s land and water by 2030. “Private working forests are delivering conservation and environmental benefits at scale across
WASHINGTON, DC – With President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Accords, the American Wood Council (AWC), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) stand ready to support the administration as it now seeks to reduce carbon emissions. Sustainably managed forests and the wood products they produce can and should be an important component of
2020 News Archives
Washington, DC – We thank Senator Braun for his leadership, together with Senator Coons, in recognizing the role of forests and forest products as a natural climate solution. As a private forest owner himself, Senator Braun’s first-hand experience and leadership is vital to ensuring that policy supports healthy markets, working forests and forests products –
48 CEOs agree on common vision for increasing the contribution of forests and forest products to climate mitigation WASHINGTON, DC – 48 environmental, conservation and forest business leaders today announced an agreement of principles on the important role sustainably managed forests and forest products can play in mitigating climate change. Today, forests in the U.S.
2019 News Archives
Portland, OR – The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) announced today a long-sought achievement in collaborative wildlife conservation with the signing of four new Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) for the Oregon population of the Pacific fisher. These agreements bring another 1.3 million acres of working forests into a formal collaborative conservation effort
Washington, DC – As working forests in the United States meet increasing demand for renewable, sustainably sourced wood products, our forests remain healthy and abundant. An analysis released today by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) shows that private working forest owners grow 43% more wood than they harvest in the U.S. The new
New Report: Privately Owned Working Forests Support 2.5 Million Jobs Washington, DC – An analysis released today by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) shows that private working forests support a staggering 2.5 million jobs, $109 billion in payroll, and account for $288 billion dollars in sales and manufacturing. The new report by Forest2Market analyzes
2018 News Archives
The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) congratulates Congress on reaching agreement on a bipartisan Farm Bill that includes several important provisions for private forest owners. Together with our partners at the American Wood Council and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, we applaud the inclusion of the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380 / S. 538)
NAFO Members Earl & Wanda Barrs celebrate Earth Day, Encouraged by the Promise of Healthier Markets for Forest Owners Washington, DC – A new policy announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally recognizes forest biomass energy as carbon neutral. The policy is effective immediately for all regulatory programs involving stationary sources and will