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Jim Sledge Current Achievement Award for Forest Resource Management Presented to Robert Atchison

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.

Earl Peterson Current Achievement Award for Fire Protection Presented to Tom Harbour

The 2014 Earl Peterson Current Achievement Award for Fire Protection was presented to Tom Harbour at the NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Marvin Brown Current Achievement Awards for Partnerships Presented to Jennifer Judd Hinrichs and National Alliance of Forest Owners

NASF presented the 2014 Marvin Brown Current Achievement Awards for Partnerships to one individual and one national organization at the annual meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Smokey Bear Inducted into Advertising Week Walk of Fame

Two of the Ad Council’s most historic public service advertising (PSA) campaigns were voted by the public as a “Favorite Advertising Icon” and “Favorite Advertising Slogan,” as part of Advertising Week 2014.

Winning the contest will put Smokey Bear in the Advertising Walk of Fame alongside Madison Avenue. 

Reforestation Funding Opportunity: Request for Proposals by 11/10

Since 2008, our partner the Arbor Day Foundation has worked with State Foresters to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States. Through our partnership, and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members and supporters, we can provide funding for seedlings in forests recovering from fire, storms, disease, and other threats. Since the beginning of this reforestation partnership, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 16 million trees.

Save the Date: 2015 North American Envirothon Urban Forestry Competition

The North American Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition.  Reaching more than 500,000 students across North America annually, the Envirothon succeeds in its mission to develop knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards achieving a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.  The Envirothon is “a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school-aged students in the United States and Canada.  Participating teams complete training and testing in five na

Save the Date: NASF, Partners to Launch Wildfire Mitigation Award

Wildland fire training with pulaskisThe National Association of State Foresters, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and National Fire Protection Association are pleased to announce that the Wildfire Mitigation Awards will launch in 2015. The call for nominations open at the NASF Annual Meeting in September 2014. 

NASF Foundation Photography Fellow to Document Minnesota's Working Forests July 14-18

The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14. 

Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the professionals that work for the Department of Natural Resources.

When it Comes to Wildfire Response, Federal Excess Property is a Critical Resource

The recent decision by the Department of Defense (DoD) to halt further transfer of excess trucks, generators, pumps, and engine parts will cost states and local fire departments the opportunity to utilize excess equipment to protect lives and property from wildfire.

There are two major federal excess property programs for state foresters:

1. Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP)

NASF Foundation Photography Fellowship Kicks off July 14

Photo of Leslie RobertsonOur NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie heads to Minnesota on July 14.

Following that trip will be a photographic journey into the forests and Pennsylvania, Florida, Mississippi, and California.

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