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.

Meet the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year

The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) announced this week that the Defrees family of Oregon are the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

Father and son duo, Lyle and Dean Defrees, along with their family have been protecting their forested land, the wildlife habitat it provides, and the water supply that runs through it, for more than 100 years.

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.

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.