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State Foresters Visit Capitol Hill, Rep. Westerman Receives NASF Award

As the 114th Congress concludes another session, State Foresters were on Capitol Hill this week to speak with their members about policies that will conserve, protect and enhance America’s trees and forests.

Ten State Foresters visited more than 20 offices to ask members to consider the following recommendations: 

Presidential Transition Plan: Trees and Forests are America’s Natural Capital

Trees and forests built America and are essential for the nation’s growth and success. State forestry agencies are poised to support the new presidential administration. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to provide the Donald Trump Administration and Congress with recommendations for capitalizing on the benefits of trees and forests. 

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.

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.

Be a champion for wildfire prevention and nominate an award-winning individual or organization today. Additional information is available at www.smokeybear.com/awards.

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.