Forest Action Plans: Guidelines for Forests

Forest action plans provide an analysis of forest conditions and trends in your area.

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Funding Wildfire Disasters

wildland firefighter and pulaski Birnbaum
Congress is working to change how the federal government budgets for wildland fire suppression to eliminate the need to transfer funds from critical forest conservation, management and fuel reduction programs. Photo by Josh Birnbaum.

National Association of State Foresters Educational Materials

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The National Association of State Foresters sells Smokey Bear products and other educational materials as part of our mission to sustain healthy trees and forests across America. Our products support the conservation education and fire prevention efforts of educators, foresters, fire departments, and other agencies and organizations.

Forests in the Farm Bill

Forests in the Farm Bill
The agricultural act of 2014—known as the Farm Bill—was the best yet for forests and the National Association of State Foresters helped ensure that the final bill addressed many of our key priorities. The Farm Bill has an important role to play in ensuring that America’s private forests continue to provide nature's benefits that every American benefits from, as well as meeting the challenges and threats facing the nation’s private forests.

National Association of State Foresters' Foundation

The National Association of State Foresters' Foundation supports educational initiatives that foster leadership for current and future members of the state forestry community including our photography fellowship and internship program.

Urban and Community Forestry

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Trees of all shapes and sizes make up the “green infrastructure” of our communities, and provide environmental, social and economic solutions to more than 80 percent of the population of the United States. A healthy urban forest can help solve many pressing national and community issues. We have a strong incentive to nurture our urban and community forests to safeguard their continued contributions to the health, safety, energy security and quality of life of the nation’s citizens.

Green Building

Green Building
State Foresters believe that wood products, particularly products grown here in the United States, play a substantial role in the green building movement. The National Association of State Foresters promotes the value of wood from certified, sustainably managed forests in the United States.