Due to declines caused by white-nose syndrome, the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) will now receive protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act effective on May 4, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced this week.
“Bats are a critical component of our nation’s ecology and economy, maintaining a fragile insect predator-prey balance; we lose them at our peril,” said FWS Director Dan Ashe.
The Pulaski Award nomination process is open. The National Fire and Aviation Executive Board invites you to review the criteria and submit a nomination reflecting the accomplishments of our nation's finest. The Pulaski Award is an annual, national award for outstanding contributions to wildland firefighting from America's wildland firefighters.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) State Foresters by the Numbers Report shows the key role state foresters have played in protecting non-federal forests and enhancing their value; providing technical assistance to nearly 200,000 forest landowners in 2012; and training more than 57,000 firefighters to protect 1.56 billion acres of land from wildfires.
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified firms/consultants to develop a series of performance measures that each state can compile and report nationally to demonstrate the benefits of trees and forests to society.
The 2015 National Smokey Bear Awards nomination period is now open.
This prestigious award program recognizes organizations and/or indiciduals for outstanding service in wildfire prevention programs.
These awards remind us of the hard work our employees and cooperators do to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires. National Association of State Foresters is proud to continue this award program with our partners at the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council.
The NASF 2014 Jim Sledge Current Achievement Awardee for Forest Resource Management is Robert Atchison.
Atchison is an outstanding leader who has devoted a significant amount of time and energy to the advancement of national program polices and initiatives. He has been effectively playing such a key national Forest Stewardship Program role for more than a decade.
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