Kelsey Delaney, Society of American Foresters, delaneyk@safnet.org (Presenter)


The Update on National Forest Policy Issues will be the first presentation for the Forest Policy Track. The update will brief attendees on national policy issues and their impact on foresters and forest management on all land ownerships. The presentation will also provide an update on legislative proposals such as federal land management issues, appropriations and agency funding, renewable energy legislation, stewardship contracting, the 2012 Farm Bill, and other issues of importance. Further, the presentation will cover some of the politics behind certain policies or initiatives coming out of President Obama's Administration and the US Congress. SAF's response to these issues and policies will also be explained.