President Barack Obama followed the lead of bipartisan legislation to resolve fire disaster funding inefficiencies in the release of his FY15 budget.Read More >
Charity Navigator has awarded AFF its highest possible rating of four stars. The coveted 4-star rating recognizes AFF’s sound fiscal management and its commitment to accountability and transparency. As America’s leading independent evaluator of nonprofits, Charity Navigator is a trusted source for donors as they make decisions about charitable giving.Read More >
With today’s mounting threats to woodlands by bugs, disease and storms, active stewardship is essential to the health of our woods. Wisconsin’s woodland owners can always use more support and help to do that. My Land Plan is answering the call through free professional advice, a mapping tool, and customized information to help woodland owners achieve their goals for their land.Read More >
The United States Department of Agriculture today announced a project called the Chiefs' Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership, which is investing $1.7 million in Mississippi’s Upper Black Creek Watershed to reduce wildfire risk, restore native habitat including longleaf pine ecosystems that are home to the threatened gopher tortoise, and decrease sedimentation and erosion.Read More >
A broad coalition of conservation, timber, tribal, recreation, sportsmen and employer groups inclufing AFF praised Representatives Simpson (R-ID) and Schrader (D-OR) for introducing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 3992) that would create an emergency funding process for fire response.Read More >
Congress has passed a long-awaited Farm Bill that includes strong policies and programs to help conserve America’s family-owned forests and the clean air and water, wildlife habitat, rural jobs, and recreational benefits that Americans enjoy from these lands.
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Farm Bill negotiators have released a compromise Farm Bill that includes strong policies and programs that help conserve America’s family-owned forests and the clean air and water, wildlife habitat, rural jobs, and recreational benefits that Americans enjoy from these lands.Read More >
Three Green Globes
AFF has been awarded three Green Globes® for its energy-efficient and architecturally unique new headquarters located at 2000 M Street NW in Washington, DC.Read More >
AFF, along with conservation, timber, tribal, recreation, sportsmen and employer groups, praised Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Crapo (R-ID) for introducing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2013 that would create an emergency funding process for fire response.Read More >
Sustainable Forestry Initiative & AFF Announce Innovative Project to Promote Longleaf Conservation
To help promote responsible forestry among this crucial group, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a grant to the American Forest Foundation (AFF) to conduct highly targeted outreach to promote sustainable forestry among family forestland owners in North Carolina.Read More >
Unless action is taken to reverse the trends predicted by the US Forest Service in a new assessment, we’ll see significant loss of America’s privately owned forests, which should concern every American. Families own more of America’s forests than the federal government and private industry.Read More >
The Impact of Estate Taxes on Forest Stewardship
AFF's new report “The Impact of the Estate Tax on Forest Stewardship”, details the impact of estate taxes on family forest owners, including new data on the potential blow to Minnesota’s family forest owners who own 5.3 million acres of forestland in the state.Read More >
The Congressional supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on our nation’s deficit reduction package. This has obvious consequences for all aspects of federal government, including the 2012 Farm Bill.Read More >
New USDA Study: Wood is the Greenest Green Building Material
The American Forest Foundation today welcomed a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing that wood is truly the green building material, with environmental benefits that dwarf other common building materials.Read More >
A bipartisan effort lead by Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and 79 representatives from 35 states is calling on the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to change its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system to give credit to all of the major third-party forest certification systems in the U.S.Read More >
Family-owned Forests Essential to Efforts to Protect America’s Great Outdoors
On Thursday, July 15 the Obama Administration will visit Asheville, North Carolina as part of the Americas’ Great Outdoors Listening Tour. The administration wants to learn more about working land, open space, and landscape conservation. The listening session will be held at Asheville-Buncombe County Technical Institute in Asheville, North Carolina from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
In a landmark step, the U.S, House of Representatives today passed climate change legislation, HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, by a 219-212 vote, creating a cap and trade system and other incentives for carbon emissions reduction.
Private Forests Could Do More to Offset Carbon Emissions - New Industry-Conservation Coalition CallsRead More >