Current Issues

NASF supports the suite of USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry (S&PF) programs which help bolster America’s economy and environment. S&PF programs leverage state and private investments to protect the nearly 500 million acres...

The current level of active management on federal forestlands fails to address increasing forest health and economic issues. The present policy leaves federal agencies unable to implement management activities outlined in their approved forest...

The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program is the nation's only comprehensive forest inventory system for assessing the health and sustainability of the nation's forests across all ownerships.

The 1998 Farm Bill mandated the USDA...

NASF is a founding member of the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, a diverse group of conservation, forest landowner, industry, academia, and community organizations. First forming in preparation for the 2008 Farm Bill, the coalition joined...

The urban forest is the tree canopy cover above every neighborhood, town, and city in the United States. Trees are a part of community green infrastructure and provide environmental, social and economic benefits to all urban dwellers.

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It is estimated that more than 50 percent of the nation’s drinking water originates from forested landscapes. The health, well-being and management of forests have profound effects on water quality and quantity.  As a result state forestry...

It's always wildfire season somewhere in the United States.

State Foresters are responsible for wildfire protection on two thirds of America’s forested lands. State forestry agencies and their partners provide critical resources and...