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Timber City at the National Building Museum

By Emily Bazydlo

On a normal day, walking into the National Building Museum in Washington, DC brings a sense of awe, and the two large wooden panels on the main museum floor add to it. The two-story high panels advertise one of the museums new exhibits, Timber City. The Timber City exhibit showcases elegant models of the wooden structures being built all over the world with a major educational component.

Partnerships revive D.C. Watershed

By Emily Bazydlo

The ecologically valuable Anacostia River in Maryland and Washington, DC, once known widely for high levels of pollution, is recovering thanks to the power of local partnerships. 

Download the new My Tree—Our Forest® fact sheet

Urban and community forests provide essential benefits we cannot live without. My Tree—Our Forest®, NASF's urban and community forestry campaign, aims to increase public understanding about the benefits that healthy forests offer to communities across the United States and the role that state forestry agencies play in protecting the nation’s urban trees. 

Submit a Smokey Bear Award Nomination

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Campaign is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Smokey Bear Awards.

This prestigious awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding service in wildfire prevention programs.

State Foresters Approve Reforestation, State Nursery Recommendations

By Emily Bazydlo

At the 2016 NASF Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, State Foresters voted to approve policy resolutions that will help conserve, protect and enhance America’s forests.  

NASF Resolution 2016-1: Reforestation, Nursery and Genetic Resources Program focuses on state tree seedling nurseries and the value they bring to America’s forests.

2016-2020 NASF Award Designees

Every five years, NASF renames its state forestry award categories in honor of former State Foresters who have had significant impact on State and Private Forestry programs. Meet the 2016-2020 NASF award category designees.

State Foresters Celebrate Partner Milestones, Recognize Excellence in Forestry

Savannah’s famous tree canopy is providing a backdrop for the nation’s largest gathering of State Foresters this week.

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is made up of directors of all state and territorial forestry agencies as well as the District of Columbia. This year, the Georgia Forestry Commission and State Forester Robert Farris hosted the association's annual meeting in Savannah's historic district.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to begin accepting nominations for the 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.

Established in 2014, in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts across the nation, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation.

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Request for Proposals

Since 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked directly with the National Association of State Foresters to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States.  Through our partnership, and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members and advocates, we can provide funding for seedlings on large-scale restoration projects.  Since the beginning of this reforestation partnership, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 21 million trees.