2021 SAF Policy Committee Accomplishments

December 14, 2021

SAF's Committee on Forest Policy (CFP) made impressive progress in 2021 revising existing statements and creating new statements to increase SAF's visibility on important topics. With approval by the Board of Directors, CFP successfully advanced four new statements and two revised statements. In addition, the Board also approved CFP's recommendation to develop four new statements on topics like sustainability, reforestation, cross-boundary management, and wildlife habitat. See details below.

New Statements 
Recreation and Managed Forestlands
Forest Sector Research and Development 
Use of Prescribed Fire in Forest Management
Forest Products Industries and Markets (approved in December - link coming soon) 

Revised Statements 
Professionals in Natural Resource Management 
Federal, State, and Local Tax Treatment of Private Forestland and Products 

New Statements in Progress
Sustainability of American Forests 
Reforestation for Sustainable Management 
Shared Stewardship and Cross-Boundary Management 
Forests and Wildlife Habitat 

Special thanks to outgoing 2020-2021 chair Rebecca Barnard for her leadership and vision and to all of the CFP members for their service to SAF and the profession: Ryan Armbrust, John Bailey, Jamie Barbour, Phil Bryce, Austin Carroll , Edie Sonne Hall, Larry Leefers, Hughes Simpson, and Tom Troxel. 

View all SAF National Position Statements.