Guide to Advocacy & Outreach
In partnership with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, SAF convenes annual meetings of partners and stakeholders from across the sector to discuss challenges and opportunities for using data generated by the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.
Recommendations and action items are developed and shared with FIA program leaders and the broader user community to build awareness, facilitate collaboration, and, ultimately, continue the work of using FIA data to improve management of the nation’s forests. Click below to download and share the meeting reports, which include video links, presentation recaps, and recommendations.
2020 FIA Meeting Report
2020 Small Area Estimation Focus Session Report
2021 Timber Products Output Survey Focus Session Report
2021 FIA Meeting Report
2022 Forest Carbon Focus Session Report
2022 FIA Meeting Report
Posted on 1/5/2023
SAF applauds the efforts of Congress in advancing a robust fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus spending bill that will provide much needed support for the sustainable management of America’s forests.
Posted on 11/17/2022
While SAF has always educated diverse audiences about the benefits of forest management and the critical work of forestry professionals, this is the first time we are directly calling out proforestation.
Posted on 11/3/2022
The USDA’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is a unique and invaluable source of data to measure our nation’s forestlands. Through a rotating cast of 355,000 permanent inventory plots measured by researchers alongside associated remote sen
Posted on 10/27/2022
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) recently sent a letter to USDA Forest Service leadership regarding new funding available to the Urban and Community Forestry program from the Inflation Reduction Act.
Posted on 10/24/2022
On April 22, 2022, the Biden Administration signed Executive Order 14072—also known as “Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies”—which set the stage for a number of forest-centered policy initiatives.
Posted on 9/9/2022
With the help of Rich Guldin of Guldin Forestry LLC, seven core commendations and seven core recommendations were distilled from the meeting.
Posted on 7/7/2022
The fiscal year (FY) 2023 bill from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies includes increased investments in a wide variety of programs that support forestry research and management across public and...
Posted on 5/10/2022
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