Washington, DC – The National Alliance of Forest Owners released the following statement on the introduction of the House Disaster Reforestation Act.
“We applaud Representatives Sewell and Carter for introducing the Disaster Reforestation Act, a bipartisan bill that will support forest health and resilience in the face of a changing climate. This bill provides support to forest owners following a disaster to help keep working forests working and continuing to provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and good paying jobs in rural communities. We look forward to working with Representatives Sewell and Carter and their House colleagues to further advance opportunities for private working forests.”
The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) is a national advocacy organization committed to advancing federal policies that support the long-term economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainably managed privately-owned forests. NAFO member companies own and manage more than 46 million acres of private working forests – forests that are managed to provide a steady supply of timber. NAFO’s membership also includes state and national associations representing tens of millions of additional acres. Private working forests in the U.S. support 2.5 million jobs. Learn more at nafoalliance.org.