Wildlife

State Forestry and National Wild Turkey Federation: Partnership Guide

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and NASF support active forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife. Through its signed memorandum of understanding, this partnership promotes well-managed forests that provide wildlife habitat, clean water and recreational access. This partnership guide offers examples of ways state forestry agencies and NWTF field staff have worked together to advance healthy forests and wildlife habitat across the country.

Webinar: Forest Management for Wildlife

The increasing emphasis on multiple-use forests can be a challenge for landowners and land managers. 

During a webinar scheduled for February 15,  Mark McConnell with the University of Georgia, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will discuss strategies to increase wildlife populations and habitat while maintaining a productive, healthy forest stand. 

Topics covered will include preferred tree species for wildlife, stand structure, and different management strategies for various wildlife species, especially in the southeastern United States.

Wildlife

Well-managed forests throughout the United States provide important habitat to a host of wildlife species, including threatened and endangered species.

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has supported the goal of protecting threatened and endangered species through the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and will continue to do so. Still, experiences with the act and its implementation have led State Foresters to identify a number of concerns.

Maryland Bats face deadly disease

There is a very real danger facing Maryland bats each winter: Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the cause of the fatal white-nose syndrome.

This cold-loving fungus attacks bats while they hibernate by growing on and into their skin. As a result, they constantly wake up and groom themselves, resulting in them burning up their fat reserves long before winter is over. Trying to survive, bats may even fly off looking for food and die in the process.

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.

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.