Member Resources

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. 

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.

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. 

Former State Forester Vicki Christiansen Named Deputy Chief of State and Private Forestry

Victoria ‘Vicki’ Christiansen will serve as Deputy Chief of State and Private Forestry with the USDA Forest Service.  She replaces Jim Hubbard, former State Forester of Colorado, who retires at the end of this month after 10 years as Deputy Chief.  

Christiansen has more than 36 years of wildland fire and natural resource leadership experience, including six years with the Forest Service and nearly 30 years of service in the states of Arizona and Washington.