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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.

NASF Releases 2016 Annual Report

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) unveiled the 2015-16 NASF annual report today at its meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

From city streets to remote mountainsides, trees connect a forested ecosystem that connects with people in countless ways. This is the essence of NASF's work, and the association is pleased to share recent accomplishments through this publication.

Opinion: Sustainable truth about biomass

Here in New Hampshire, we have a long history of sustainable forestry.

Our forests continue to produce abundant hardwood and softwood lumber, wood chips and firewood, and they support a large and thriving forestry industry.

According to the most recent forest inventory statistics, the Granite State’s forests are getting older and increasing in volume.

NASF and MD Forest Service Lead Tour for Congressional Staff

By Greg Pilchak

On Wednesday August 10th, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service hosted an NASF State and Private Forestry program tour for key congressional staff.

Wildfire Prevention Resource: New Smokey Bear PSAs Unveiled

The National Association of State Foresters and its partners on the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) campaign have unveiled new Smokey Bear wildfire prevention public service announcements (PSAs).

For a preview, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7896651-ad-council-smokey-bear-wildfire-psa/

The CFFP program is managed by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with your state forester and the Ad Council. 

SGSF Communications Committee unveils ambitious agenda at 2016 meeting

The Southern Group of State Foresters held its annual summer meeting in Charleston, S.C., July 25-28 to review and update its strategic plan for the coming year, finalize grant proposals, and share ideas and best practices.