Picture the Past: Forest History Photography Project

By Sara Pezzoni

Repeat photography is the practice of taking photographs of a specific location at two or more different times. It is a powerful visual resource for scientific study and education in forest and landscape management.

From working forests to wilderness areas, such photographic pairs or sequences can help us understand ecosystem processes, and effects of human and non-human disturbances. They can inform our concepts of sustainability, help us understand the implications of public policy, and assess the results of management decisions.

New Report Reveals Opportunity to Help At-risk Wildlife Species by Engaging More Family Landowners

Amid rising numbers of at-risk wildlife in the South, the American Forest Foundation (AFF), a forest conservation organization that works with family forest owners and key partner of the National Association of State Foresters has released a new report that reveals private and family landowners in the South offer a solution to helping at-risk wildlife species.

NASF and the American Forest Foundation Applaud Environmental and Economic Benefits Restoration Act

Bipartisan Bill Supports Priority Forest Landscape-Scale Restoration Projects

WASHINGTON (September 16, 2016)—This week, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Environmental and Economic Benefits Restoration Act of 2016 (S. 3310). 

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Request for Proposals

Since 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked directly with the National Association of State Foresters to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States.  Through our partnership, and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members and advocates, we can provide funding for seedlings on large-scale restoration projects.  Since the beginning of this reforestation partnership, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 21 million trees.

NASF Releases 2016 Annual Report

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) unveiled the 2015-16 NASF annual report today at its meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

From city streets to remote mountainsides, trees connect a forested ecosystem that connects with people in countless ways. This is the essence of NASF's work, and the association is pleased to share recent accomplishments through this publication.

State and Private Forestry Report Highlights Accomplishments and Emerging Trends in Forestry

Analysis of Forest Action Plan Five-Year Reviews Illustrates Impacts of Strong Partnerships and Effective Strategic Planning

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has released the 2016 State and Private Forestry Report which includes success stories and an overview of emerging issues and trends that were recently identified by the state forestry agencies.

A Creative Solution in WI to Emerald Ash Borer

A new partnership between the city of Madison Parks Division and Wisconsin Urban Wood will allow residents to buy lumber or handcrafted products made from ash trees slated to be removed because of emerald ash borer (EAB), according to a release.

“The adaptive reuse of urban wood allows us to be sure that EAB won’t have the last word when it comes to our ash trees. We think Madison residents will share our appreciation for this silver lining to the lost ash and other park trees,” said Eric Knepp, parks superintendent.

Urban and community trees boost human health

Where would you rather be? In a city full of parks and tree-lined streets? Or in a city of concrete and glass?

Research scientist Omid Kardan and his colleagues at the University of Chicago studied the city of Toronto, which keeps health records for thousands of citizens, and a vast database of urban trees. Kardan’s study found that Toronto citizens who lived in green, leafy urban neighborhoods have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and other health conditions.