Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:03am
Guiding Principles: Best Practices for National Guard Resources was developed by regional wildland fire chiefs, managers, and supervisors to assist states and their constituents in the deployment of National Guard resources. This edition was approved by the National Association of State Foresters' Wildland Fire Committee in 2018.
The National Guard supports wildland firefighting in various ways. Through comprehensive post-fire reviews, state forestry agencies have identified best practices...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:32am
The results of the biennial survey of the nation’s 50 state forestry agencies, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia are now available.
The State Foresters by the Numbers report shows the key role state foresters have played in protecting non-federal forests and enhancing their value. Learn more by downloading the PDF below.
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:35am
The NASF Annual Report highlights accomplishments by the nation's 59 State Foresters and their staffs to advance policy, communications, and operations priorities that help protect and enhance America's "green infrastructure": trees.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:50pm
The Forests in the Farm Bill (FIFB) Coalition, which includes 100 forest groups, released its forest-related recommendations that would improve the next Farm Bill's ability to support private and family-owned forests and the benefits they provide.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:06am
Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:
Enhancement of public and private forest management;
Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;
Protection of forests from threats;
Expanded and diversified forest markets;
A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.
Download the full platform below.
To learn more please contact NASF Policy...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:50am
The Communities at Risk Report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity in fiscal year 2016.
The data show progress to identify communities at risk of wildfire and those that are moving toward reducing risk, as well as increased capacity through the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other methods.
The data were collected through the USDA Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System and reflects...
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 1:59pm
State forestry agencies develop and implement forestry best management practices (BMPs) that are designed to protect water quality and maintain water quantity. State forestry BMP programs are highly diverse to reflect the wide range of forested landscapes and unique state characteristics found throughout the country.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:35pm
State Foresters offer specific ideas for the first 100 days of the Trump Administration that will conserve, protect and enhance America's forests.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:33am
Trees and forests built America and are essential for the nation’s growth and success. The National Association of State Foresters provided the Trump Administration and Congress with recommendations for capitalizing on the benefits of trees and forests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 2:33pm
The Smokey Bear Guidelines were created by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program committee. This report provides tools and resources for accomplishing wildfire prevention activities and outlines administrative requirements of the Smokey Bear Program.