NAASF Report. Andy Mason National Forester, NRCS Stowe, VT July 14, 2009. NRCS Forestry Futuring Team Report. Changes in NRCS Leadership Farm Bill Update Joint Forestry Team Update Joint Forestry MOU – NA States are implementing…a few examples
National Forester, NRCS
July 14, 2009
(CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, OH, NJ, PA, RI, VT, WV )
(IA, IL, IN, MI,MN, MO, WI )
PLEASE REVIEW & COMMENT by July 31: Draft“Guiding Principles for Delivery of Coordinated Planning Assistance to Private Forest Landowners”
-Approved –OH, ME, others?
-Near completion – MD, PA
-Discussing possible MOU – CT, RI, MA, others?
– FS and NRCS and coordinated on Appendix A (additional info need by NRCS for cost-share/EQIP)
MANY MORE! – see handout
WORKING WITH NRCS REQUIRES:
Do you have a state-level joint forestry MOU?
Do you and NRCS share important information?
Does your State have a forestry subcommittee?
NRCS is a vital partner in conservation!
NOW IS THE TIMEto build & expand partnerships with NRCS – the stars are aligned!