Study: Wildfire pollution much worse than previously thought

Monstrous wildfires not only devastate communities and sometimes kill dozens each year in the U.S., but they also release a toxic brew of hazardous pollution, a new study found.​

That pollution, often in the form of microscopic specks known as aerosols, is "a hazard to human health, particularly to the lungs and heart," said study lead author Greg Huey from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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.

Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Letter: Fix Wildfire Funding This Year

The Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions urges the new administration to address the budgeting problem associated with federal wildfire suppression by supporting a comprehensive fire funding solution that solves the borrowing issue and the erosion of budgets due to increasing wildfire suppression costs. 

The Caucus is composed of the National Association of State Foresters and more than 130 other international, national, and local organizations. The Caucus seeks a comprehensive solution to the wildfire suppression funding issue.