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Protecting Great Lakes Forests with the State Fire Assistance Program

With support from the USDA Forest Service’s State Fire Assistance program, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is achieving goals outlined in the state’s Forest Action Plan.

Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed as Threatened

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. 

Pulaski Award Nominations Due March 15

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.

Fiscal Year 2012 Statistics Survey: Wildfire Prevention and Control Efforts Cost State Forestry Agencies $1.8 Billion

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.

Request for Proposal: NASF Forestry Performance Measures

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.  

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2015 National Smokey Bear Awards

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.

#GivingTuesday: How You Can Get Involved with Forests in your Community

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, NASF will be a part of a celebration.

You've heard of Black Friday and you've maybe surfed the web on Cyber Monday.

Designated Giving Tuesday, 12/2 is a day dedicated to giving back.

#GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day.

It's a worldwide movement to celebrate giving and kick-off the end-of-year holiday season. #GivingTuesday celebrates giving by continuing a conversation about ways to give more this time of year.

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.

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