Defining Mature and Old Growth Briefer
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 learn more.
FIA User Group
Posted on 2/22/2024
SAF recently commented on the USDA Forest Service’s NOI addressing a proposed amendment to all land management plans for units of the National Forest System.
Posted on 2/7/2024
SAF’s Board of Directors approved an updated revision of the “Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems” position statement.
Posted on 2/7/2024
SAF’s Board of Directors approved a new position statement titled “Carbon in the Built Environment,” which focuses on the capacity for harvested wood products to mitigate climate change through science-based, sustainable forest management.
Posted on 7/25/2023
Last week, the Society of American Foresters commented on the USDA Forest Service’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) addressing climate resilience on national forests and grasslands.
Posted on 5/25/2023
SAF and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) recently convened the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) National User Group for its 2023 meeting.
Posted on 5/17/2023
SAF is a proud member of the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), which is the only coalition of forest sector organizations addressing the essential role of forests in mitigating climate change.
Posted on 4/20/2023
Today, the two agencies released a report on their efforts under Executive Order 14072 to define and inventory mature and old-growth forests on Forest Service and BLM lands.
Posted on 4/13/2023
The USDA’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is a unique and invaluable source of data to measure our nation’s forestlands.
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SAF convenes stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities for FIA data utilization.
Together we can reach new audiences and share the incredible environmental, economic, and social benefits forests provide.