Plant Heroes Campaign Educates Youth about Forest Health Threats

By Emily Bazydlo 

Looking for a fun an innovative way to teach youth to identify plant pests and diseases in their communities?

Check out Plant Heroes, an educational campaign by the American Public Gardens Association with support from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serivce and Forest Service, offers free downloadable educational materials with fun characters that teach students about invasive species.

Smokey Bear Guidelines

The Smokey Bear Guidelines were created by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program committee. This report provides tools and resources for accomplishing wildfire prevention activities and outlines administrative requirements of the Smokey Bear Program.

News about the Minority Landowner 11th Anniversary Conference

*The 2017 Farmers and Landowners Conference scheduled for February 23-25, 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina has been cancelled*

Calling all forest landowners, farmers, ranchers, and foresters: Registration is now open for Minority Landowner Magazine's 11th Anniversary Conference – Eastern U.S.

The conference will be held February 23-25, 2017 at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

NASF Foundation Internship Renamed in Honor of Former State Forester, Deputy Chief James Hubbard

WASHINGTON (October 31, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the NASF Foundation are pleased to announce that its signature internship program will be renamed the NASF Foundation James Hubbard Internship for Policy and Communications.

James (“Jim”) Hubbard worked for the Colorado Forest Service for 35 years, serving as State Forester for the final 20 of those years (1984-2004). During his two decades as State Forester, Jim served on every NASF Committee, most notably as Chair of the Legislative Committee for 10 years.

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. 

Picture the Past: Forest History Photography Project

By Sara Pezzoni

Repeat photography is the practice of taking photographs of a specific location at two or more different times. It is a powerful visual resource for scientific study and education in forest and landscape management.

From working forests to wilderness areas, such photographic pairs or sequences can help us understand ecosystem processes, and effects of human and non-human disturbances. They can inform our concepts of sustainability, help us understand the implications of public policy, and assess the results of management decisions.

State and Private Forestry Report Highlights Accomplishments and Emerging Trends in Forestry

Analysis of Forest Action Plan Five-Year Reviews Illustrates Impacts of Strong Partnerships and Effective Strategic Planning

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has released the 2016 State and Private Forestry Report which includes success stories and an overview of emerging issues and trends that were recently identified by the state forestry agencies.