The Policy Committee is primarily concerned with national issues related to forestry legislation and appropriations. Through the work of this committee we seek to keep our members informed of key developments, to help identify and prioritize key issues, and occasionally to develop formal position statements. We also work closely with key partners on issues of mutual concern. Our Policy Committee chair represents NAUFRP on the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, Forest Climate Working Group, and the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance. The Policy Committee also coordinates with other NAUFRP committee chairs as needed issues that cross committee boundaries (e.g., federal funding for forestry research). The NAUFRP leadership has supported the Science Fundamentals of Forest Biomass Carbon Accounting signed by more than 100 university experts in the field, that many in the science community, and the forestry disciplines in particular, strongly believe should underlie U.S. policy considerations for biomass carbon accounting.
Policy Committee Chair - Myron Floyd, North Carolina State University