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* Extend or renew the USDA's 2017 Wildfires and
Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) to provide
landowners, especially where insurance is costprohibitive, with some recovery of lost value, and
ensure that commercial silviculture in working
forests that remain forests is eligible.
* Expand federal assistance to state forestry
agencies that allows them to collect post-storm
Forest Inventory and Analysis data in affected
areas.
* Provide funding to state forestry agencies for
landowner reforestation assistance programs to
ensure damaged forests are promptly restored,
for addressing increased post-hurricane threats
to forest health from invasive species, and for
additional wildfire response capacity due to
increased wildfire risk from down timber.
* Support codification of the casualty loss
provisions in the Forest Recovery Act (H.R.
4962) to allow all affected landowners to
deduct the full value of their lost timber. Current
law allows only claims by landowners in a
presidentially declared disaster area and only
for a small fraction of the loss.

Federal and local advocacy efforts are helping to
increase support for family forests and recognize their
importance to economic, social and conservation
priorities. At the time of this publication, the House
has passed a disaster package that included several
important pieces to help family landowners. While
these programs will help with hurricane and wildfire
recovery, we estimate that these funding levels will
not be adequate to cover what's needed to truly
enable landowners to restore lands and help the
landscape recover for wood, water and wildlife. The
AFF policy team, in partnership with a broad array
of organizations as well as landowner advocates,
continues to actively champion these issues with the
Senate to build additional support for these provisions.
Community and recovery
Meanwhile, landowners in Florida continue to build
support in their state for disaster recovery. These
landowners, advocates, and forestry professionals
know that just as they are recovering from the storms
of 2018, these programs and policies will ensure
that family forest owners have the assistance and
resources for future natural disasters.
Although it will take many years for the area's timber
stands to recover, there is a path forward that can help
this recovery take place more quickly. Proper policies
and adequate funding will defray the cost of critical
work in clearing the land and replanting to ensure
family forest owners can take action.
To learn more about disaster recovery programs for
family forest owners - and to have your voice be heard
by your representatives - visit the American Forest
Foundation's Disaster Recovery toolkit by logging onto
https://www.forestfoundation.org/disaster-recovery. b

BOTH IMAGES THIS PAGE COURTESY OF GLENN RILEY.

* Allow 100 percent expensing of all reforestation/
establishment costs for the year in which they
occur
* Allow expedited permitting for temporary wet
deck storage areas.
* Expand the 2014 Farm Bill "Good Neighbor
Authority" to authorize state forestry agency to
help the U.S. Forest Service salvage damaged
timber from federal lands.
We are confident that this assistance will empower
landowners to mitigate the damage caused by these
recent hurricanes and restore these forests and
the infrastructure, habitat, and economic benefits
they provide."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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