NASF News

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.

NASF 2018 Farm Bill Platform

Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:

  • Enhancement of public and private forest management;

  • Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;

  • Protection of forests from threats;

  • Expanded and diversified forest markets;

  • A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.

Download the full platform below.

Coalition Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Bill

June 8, 2017 (Arlington, Va.) — The Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, a broad, bipartisan coalition of conservation, timber, tribal, recreation, sportsmen and employer groups, praised Representatives Mike Simpson (R-Id.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for introducing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017 (WDFA). The bill would change how the federal government budgets for the suppression of large wildfires to make that process similar to the way other disasters are funded.

Custom 2018 Smokey Bear Pocket Planners Available

Help spread the word about the importance of wildfire prevention!

The National Association of State Foresters is now accepting pre-orders for a customized cover of its best-selling Smokey Bear pocket planner.

This year's cover features the classic art work “High Five for Fire Prevention” by Rudolph Wendelin. Pricing and the 2018 custom cover pre-order form are available at www.jotform.com/NASF1920/2018-Custom-Smokey-Bear-Planner.