Upcoming Senate EPW Hearing

By Parker Jones

On Wednesday October 23, 2017, Wyoming State Forester and NASF immediate past president Bill Crapser will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.

The hearing will consider new legislation introduced by Chairman Barrasso, “The Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2017.” The Bill provides streamlining planning requirements in order to facilitate more active management on federal forests. 

Realignment and Reorganization Resolution

NASF members passed Resolution 2017-1 at their Annual Meeting this past week in Charleston, WV.  Resolution 2017-1 is a resolution passed for clarity. NASF and its members have had a long history of partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and does not wish to be realigned.   

As an organization, we realize that it is responsible for government to consider realignments and reorganization to improve efficiency. As an organization deeply enrooted and knowledgeable, we think it is essential for NASF to sit at the table for these talks if the new administration wishes to reorganize. 

Awardees Honored at NASF Annual Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, WV. (September 22, 2017)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) presented achievement awards to six individuals who have made outstanding contributions in wildland fire protection, forest management, partnership engagement, and overall forestry leadership. The awards were presented at the 2017 NASF annual meeting in Charleston, West Virginia.

NASF Annual Report

The NASF Annual Report highlights accomplishments by the nation's 59 State Foresters and their staffs to advance policy, communications, and operations priorities that help protect and enhance America's "green infrastructure": trees.