Education

Webinar: Forest Management for Wildlife

The increasing emphasis on multiple-use forests can be a challenge for landowners and land managers. 

During a webinar scheduled for February 15,  Mark McConnell with the University of Georgia, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will discuss strategies to increase wildlife populations and habitat while maintaining a productive, healthy forest stand. 

Topics covered will include preferred tree species for wildlife, stand structure, and different management strategies for various wildlife species, especially in the southeastern United States.

Share Your Arbor Day Events

Arbor Day has always been one of those holidays loyally celebrated by some and yet completely unknown to others. It’s time to change that.

This year the National Association of State Foresters and the Arbor Day Foundation are asking you to submit information about your local Arbor Day celebration to be included on a cool interactive website that will raise awareness of the national holiday by showcasing a map of events across the United States encouraging residents to participate or just be “in the know.”

Save the Date: NASF Annual Meeting September 18-21, 2017

The tree canopy of downtown Charleston, West Virginia will provide a backdrop for the nation's largest gathering of State Foresters, September 18-21, 2017.

NASF's 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center with exceptional opportunities for networking, learning and a technical tour already scheduled.

Exhibit booths and sponsorships are available. Reserve your space today by contacting NASF at nasf@stateforesters.org or 202-624-5415.

Check Out Updated Tools and Resources for Women Landowners

Caring for your woods can be daunting. Where does one start? What programs exist to help you manage your land? Who do you contact?

In addition to your state forestry agency, the Women Owning Woodlands website at womenowningwoodlands.net offers numerous tools and resources for landowners and their families who want to sustainably manage their woods.

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. 

Database captures urban tree sizes across the United States

City planners and urban foresters now have a resource to more precisely select tree species whose growth will be a landscaping dream instead of a maintenance nightmare.

The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station recently published a technical manual and launched the most extensive database available cataloging urban trees with their projected growth tailored to specific geographic regions.