Kuster Pushes for NH Sustainable Forestry Operations in Agriculture Committee Hearing
Washington, July 13, 2022
**The full committee hearing is available HERE, Rep. Kuster’s remarks are available HERE**
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, spoke on behalf of New Hampshire's sustainable forestry operations. Kuster highlighted the important environmental and economic contributions of these businesses in the Granite State and across the country, including carbon capture efforts, renewable energy production, and sustainable material distribution.
“New Hampshire is the second most densely-forested state in the country — from wood products to outdoor recreation, forests are essential to our Granite State economy,” said Rep. Kuster. “Sustainable forestry operations like those in our state are key to combatting climate change by reducing the net amount of CO2 in the atmosphere as trees grow. But, building on these efforts requires reliable government data. I will continue working as a member of the Agriculture Committee and with public and private sector stakeholders to find proactive ways to increase the climate contributions of working forests and forest products.”
Kuster has been a strong partner of sustainable forestry operations in Congress. Last year, she visited Kel-Log timber in Errol and met with the business owners and local leaders to discuss ways Congress can support the industry and bolster their responsible forestry efforts to support the economy and the environment.