SFI Supports State Foresters’ Water Quality Programs

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On July 12, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative announced that it had provided a $40,000 grant to the National Association of State Foresters, to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well Best Management Practices are protecting U.S. water resources.  NASF President Randy Dye indicated that NASF would update its assessment of how states and territories are developing and implementing BMPs to provide information that land managers can use “to assess and improve the protection and enhancement of water resources in their state.”



NASF points out that the grant is especially timely, in view of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the NEDC v. Brown decision from the 9th Circuit that called the adequacy of state-managed BMP programs into question.