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Pre-Order Your Custom 2017 Smokey Bear Pocket Planner

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

The 2017 cover features a portion of the classic artwork "Nature's Gold Medal Winner" by Virginia artist Rudolph Wendelin.

National Forest Foundation offers prize money for innovative business concepts

National Forest Foundation offers $100,000 in prize money for innovative business concepts that advance National Forest health

By Greg M. Peters, Director of Communications, National Forest Foundation

How Your Community Can Apply to Be a Tree City USA

Did you know that every state has at least one Tree City?

The smallest Tree City is Sibley, North Dakota with a population of just 28 people. On the other end of the spectrum, the largest Tree City is New York with a population of more than 8.4 million. Ohio is the state with the most Tree Cities (242).

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with NASF and the USDA Forest Service.

Forest Resources Association Adopts New Logo

The Forest Resources Association (FRA) will officially adopt a new logo on May 4, 2016, the opening day of its 2016 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last year, FRA launched a process to develop a new logo better suited to promoting the Association’s brand in today’s media, especially in view of the increasing preference for small-screen, hand-held devices and the need for the Association’s full name also to display legibly in those formats, for communications with members, potential members, the public, the media, and policymakers.

Celebrate NACD’s Stewardship Week April 24 to May 1

Mark your calendars: Stewardship Week kicks off on Sunday, April 24 and this year’s theme is We All Need Trees!

Read the 2016 REPI Report to Congress

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program is a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations.

The REPI Program protects these military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations and addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities.

Through Fiscal Year 2015, REPI has protected 437,985 acres in 88 locations across 30 states. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 NASF Awards

The National Association of State Foresters annually recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on state and private forestry at the national level.

Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding work? Nominate this individual or organization for an NASF award!

NASF’s Current Achievement Awards recognize accomplishments in seven areas of state and private forestry:

Clark Seely Assumes Presidency of the Society of American Foresters

Clark W. Seely, CF, formerly an executive of the Oregon Department of Forestry, began his term as the 2016 president of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) by calling for increased partnerships with other natural resources professionals.